[Mailman-Users] Who is moderated?
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Nov 5 10:15:16 CET 2004
At 6:52 PM +0100 2004-11-04, Kim Nevelsteen wrote:
> Hello Mainman developers,
Actually, this is the mailman-users mailing list. There is a
separate mailman-developers mailing list.
> How does Mailman confirm that a message sent out under a particular
> address is *actually* the real address.
It checks the headers in a specific order to see what is claimed.
> I can configure any outgoing
> address I like in my email client, so who says I can't send a mail
> to the list under the list owners address and get a post of spam?
That's true. There is no cryptographic validation performed on
the sender address as claimed in the message.
for more on this subject.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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