[SpamCop-List] Re: Another form of unsolicited mail
jason.mangiafico at verizon.net
Fri Sep 17 01:20:33 EDT 2004
> Patto wrote:
> > In this case it is quite obvious that the message
> > is a virus with my address forged in the From header.
> Or a spam. Spam or virms may have your addy From forged and be so
> > What should be done with such messages?
> To the best of my understanding, they are spamcop reportable. There is
> nothing in this part of the faq that sez challenges aren't reportable
> Some spam defense systems are stupidly based entirely on whitelisting and
> challenging everything else. They should be spamcop reported and SC
> blocklisted out of existence. Mailblocks had a lot of trouble with its
> SC blocklisted condition.
> My favorite definitions of spam are those most like that at MAPS
> http://www.mail-abuse.com/support/techfaqs.html#spam_def and those who
> have trouble seeing the 'bulk' in challenges, should look at its #1 which
> sez that your identity is irrelevant because the message is equally
> applicable to many others. That is better than saying 'bulk', especially
> in the case of the challenge.
> Mike Easter
> kibitzer, not SC admin
Anything that sends back bounce messages based on potentially forged From:
headers should not be done. If it *MUST* be done, then at least put a
decent virus and spam filter before it to cut down on erroneous bounces.
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