Re: [Asrg] Some data on the validity of MAIL FROM addresses

"Jon Kyme" <jrk@merseymail.com> Wed, 21 May 2003 08:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Some data on the validity of MAIL FROM addresses
To: Kee Hinckley <nazgul@somewhere.com>
From: Jon Kyme <jrk@merseymail.com>
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Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 08:59:33 +0100

> Spam is in the eye of the beholder.
> Therefore some spam filtering rules need to be per-user.
> Milter's (and many other systems) don't give you enough information 
> to determine who the final recipient is--not to mention that their 
> may be more than one, with different standards.
> Therefore it is not always possible to reject things at the SMTP level.
> But yes, everyone agrees that you should if you can.
> Therefore--encourage it, but don't depend on it.
> Can we move on?
> -- 

I think that now we're all in agreement that 
(a) spam filtering should be per-user
(b) we should reject in SMTP where possible

We can probably agree that we could profitably work towards per-user
filtering in a way that enables rejection in SMTP.

So yes, let's move on.




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