Spam handling (was Re: WWW.FNORB.COM)
aahz at panix.com
Thu May 24 16:54:43 EDT 2001
In article <mailman.990721935.5746.python-list at python.org>,
Oleg Broytmann <phd at phd.fep.ru> wrote:
>On 24 May 2001, Aahz Maruch wrote:
>>> SpamCop.net did a good job for me about this message.
>> You can't be sure of that. If the original message used false headers,
>> the netnews spam will contain the false headers.
> It seems you've never tried SpamCop! It does amazing job digging real
>information from even false headers!!!
That's only true if the true headers don't get stripped. I just
checked, and Mailman does preserve the original Received: headers -- but
only on the mailing list. The mail->news gateway definitely strips
those Received: headers, and that's what SpamCop uses to figure out
where the spam came from. That is, SpamCop relies on the fact that
people forwarding e-mail haven't munged the headers, and therefore the
last connection listed in the Received: headers *has* to be valid.
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