[Spambayes] Is this a sign of future problems ?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Dec 16 17:37:38 EST 2003

    >> Maybe, but it may also be they are just verifying email addresses.

    Russ> How does it validate an email address if it doesn't contain any
    Russ> HTML?

They just send their nonsense message to russ_foster at comcast.net.  If it
bounces, they delete that address from their database.  If not, they mark it
valid for some period of time.  I think the primary reason they have to do
this is that many people simply abandon an email address when it gets too
overloaded with spam.  If they didn't perform some checks, their database
would fairly rapidly become useless.


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