[Spambayes] Pop mailbox filtering

Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Mon Apr 14 01:13:34 EDT 2003

4/14/2003 12:05:26 AM, Jan Fure <list2003 at fure.net> wrote:

>My biggest qualm is the possible event that spam with a fake 'Reply-To:' 
>field cauces me to send unsolicited E-mail to innocent third parties. 
>But I will live with this possibility, I still think my behavior is 
>just, but possibly not gentle.

This is a huge problem, made even larger by the fact that you're not the one 
who has to live with it.  In your case, someone would only receive a single 
bounce from you.   But if spambayes were being used by millions of people, and 
a single spam with a reply-to that is an innocent real address (this DOES 
happen) were sent to those millions, that individual would receive an 
incredible flood of mail.  This is THE reason we do not do this kind of thing.

c'est moi - TimS

There are 10 kinds of people in the world:
  those who understand binary,
  and those who don't.

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