[Spambayes] RE: Eliminating many malformed spams

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Jun 19 14:17:22 EDT 2003


    Barry> Yeah, but here's the beauty of it - if you start throwing
    Barry> malformed messages in the trash, or better yet, rejecting them at
    Barry> SMTP time, you will accomplish two goals.  You'll provide a great
    Barry> incentive to legitimate senders to start making sure their
    Barry> messages are properly formed and you'll be building an incentive
    Barry> against spammers.

Unfortunately, most legitimate senders are not able to easily fix their mail
software so it conforms to the appropriate RFCs.  Incentive or not, there
wouldn't be much they could do about their plight.

Skip



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