1998-03-19 - Re: Will New Sendmail Block Remailers?

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From: Bill Frantz <frantz@netcom.com>
To: Ryan Anderson <jya@pipeline.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-03-19 08:40:17 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:40:17 -0800 (PST)

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From: Bill Frantz <frantz@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:40:17 -0800 (PST)
To: Ryan Anderson <jya@pipeline.com>
Subject: Re: Will New Sendmail Block Remailers?
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At 8:58 AM -0800 3/17/98, Ryan Anderson wrote:
>> Markoff in the NYT reports today on the release of a new
>> Sendmail upgrade by author Eric Allman that will block
>> spam by checking the legitimacy of the originating address
>> before delivery.
>> ...
>All it really does is force spammers to search for someone's real address
>to spoof and harass.  (They can just scan usenet, and pick on random
>people if they want..)

The ultimate end of this line of measure/countermeasure is code that sniffs
out peoples passwords so spammers can "borrow" their accounts to send a
million or so messages.

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