[Spambayes] RE: More "spam of the future" lately?

Charles Cazabon python-spambayes at discworld.dyndns.org
Wed Dec 17 11:23:57 EST 2003

Robert K. Coe <bob at 1776.com> wrote:
> > 
> > My biggest concern here would be verifying my e-mail address to all the
> > spammers.  By retrieving the content of a link in order to classify it,
> > you have performed the same operation as clicking on it and have thus
> > triggered any "web bug" attached to that link in the form of an
> > identifying query parameter.
> If you don't funnel the virtual click through a commercial browser, you
> ought to be able to keep your email address out of it.

Not true: it doesn't matter software you use to request
http://bob=1776:com.example.org/ ; because of a wildcard RR this will resolve
and I can tell from the Host: header you submit exactly what address responded
to my spam.  Spammers already do this and other similar tricks.

Charles Cazabon                 <python-spambayes at discworld.dyndns.org>
GPL'ed software available at:     http://www.qcc.ca/~charlesc/software/

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