1998-03-17 - Re: Will New Sendmail Block Remailers?

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From: Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>
To: John Young <jya@pipeline.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-03-17 16:59:13 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 08:59:13 -0800 (PST)

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From: Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 08:59:13 -0800 (PST)
To: John Young <jya@pipeline.com>
Subject: Re: Will New Sendmail Block Remailers?
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> 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?

As long as this feature isn't turned on, on the remailers, not at all.
All the remailers use a replyable e-mail as the from field, they ust dumpe
anything e-mail to that, so if Sendmail goes out and does a VRFY on an
e-mail, it'll work, but not mean a heck of a lot..

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..)

Ryan Anderson - Alpha Geek
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