[LINK] Fwd: Please confirm your message

Chris Maltby chris at sw.oz.au
Mon Dec 4 15:56:09 AEDT 2006

> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 03:01:13PM +1100, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> > Does anyone else find this kind of behaviour tiresome, frustrating,  
> > and pointless?

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 03:17:10PM +1100, Steve Jenkin wrote:
> No - it isn't very widespread yet. If it was universal, would not be a
> question...

If it was universal, the spammers would work out some way to defeat it.

> As yet, is a reasonable SPAM blocker approach. Not perfect.

It's very irritating when people don't whitelist the email lists
they subscribe to - it's one thing to seek confirmation from
random people who mail you directly, another to demand validation
from people who have no idea they are sending you a message when
they send it.

<rant>It's also yet another example of non-standards compliant
email handling. Mailman rewrites the envelope sender so that it
can catch bounces of any kind - but whoever wrote this confirmation
application wilfully ignores that and replies to the original sender.
It's not as if mailing lists are a new invention.</rant>


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