1998-03-18 - Re: Will New Sendmail Block Remailers?

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From: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov @ home)
To: jya@pipeline.com (John Young)
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UTC Datetime: 1998-03-18 12:16:17 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:16:17 -0800 (PST)

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From: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov @ home)
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:16:17 -0800 (PST)
To: jya@pipeline.com (John Young)
Subject: Re: Will New Sendmail Block Remailers?
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Message-ID: <199803181215.GAA31936@manifold.algebra.com>
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John Young 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.
> The report claims that spam is up to 10% of e-mail worldwide,
> And that Sendmail is used on 75% of the computers that route 
> e-mail, all of which are being fitted with the new program.
> What are the chances that this will affect remailers or other 
> means of eternal anonymity?
> Except Sualk, GL, UB and Nuh, all of whom we now know 
> are Otot GinPu Tca as those crazy Syug Irtmid Irun.

WRT remailers, sendmail only checks the validity of a domain.

So if a "From " address is "anonymous@replay.com", the message
would be passed on.

I have read the Sendmail announcement from sendmail.org. The new version
is very nice and friendly to everyone except spam relayers.

	- Igor.