[Spambayes] Re: hacking

Kenny Pitt kennypitt at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 7 16:24:56 CEST 2004

Mathew Hendry wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jul 2004 08:24:27 -0400, "Ron Friedman, CPA"
> <ronf at fctcpa.com> 
> wrote:
>> Are these 2 emails really from you or did someone hack your address?
>> [snip virus warnings]
> A virus sent itself with spambayes at python.org as the claimed return
> address. Happens all the time, probably with your address too. I know
> it happens with mine... 

And then some mail server sends a bounce message back to the forged sender
and it goes to every one of the hundreds of subscribers to the spambayes
mailing list.  This is a prime example of why we will never implement spam
bouncing in SpamBayes.  The vast majority of the time, these bounce messages
only serve to annoy innocent people who had nothing whatsoever to do with
spreading the virus or spam.

Kenny Pitt

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