__/ [ Werner Joss ] on Wednesday 01 March 2006 07:32 \__
> john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> I am running Kmail 1.9.1 on KDE 3.5.1 on slackware (reasonably)
>> Some tome back the very handy bounce function disappeared. Why?
> spammers often use pirated email-addresses from innocent people who will be
> bothered by bounces. on the other hand, they use faked addresses, in which
> case you would not reach the spammers, either.
> so, bounce seems to be a bad idea, which is why it has been removed.
Challenge/Response-type spam filters, such as Apache's BoxTrapper, suffer
from the same issues. Clearly, there are working at server level and do not
depend on a mail clients. I believe the amount of traffic they generate for
sites that are 'spam magnets', in due time, gets them partly blacklisted.
It's odd. Fighting spam makes you a spammer... they have become
controversial weapons, much like 'bounce', I guess.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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