[Mailman-Users] How do the spammers do it?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun May 15 23:33:08 CEST 2005

At 5:10 PM +0200 2005-05-15, Christophe Meessen wrote:

>  The only efficient filtering system I can think of would use mail
>  signature (pkcs7/pgp). Such signature can be generated for free it is
>  only used for a specific application like a mailing list.

	If the signature is automatically generated by the MUA, then the 
trojans/spybots can make use of this and still get through.  The only 
way you can make this work is if you require actual human 
intervention on the part of the sender, and that would probably also 
require human intervention on the part of the mailing list 
administrator -- for each and every message.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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