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Re: Egad, what a lot of spammage

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: User Scrappy <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Tino Wildenhain <tino(at)wildenhain(dot)de>, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Egad, what a lot of spammage
Date: 2008-01-16 17:02:08
Message-ID: 20080116170208.GD5076@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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User Scrappy wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Dave Page wrote:
>
>> On 16/01/2008, Tino Wildenhain <tino(at)wildenhain(dot)de> wrote:
>>> Personally I'd prefer them to be rejected inband so the legitimate
>>> sender learns about the problem and reformulate the message accordingly.
>>
>> The problem with that is that for 1 legitimate message, there's a
>> dozen or more from harvested addresses, the real owners of which won't
>> have a clue what the bounce message is about.
>
> Same applies to virus' ... most are forged emails, so sending an email back 
> to the Sender saying 'your computer is infect' would both generate alot of 
> traffic, and confuse the hell out of the person that didn't send the 
> message in the first place :(

Perhaps we could reject SPF failures?  At least people with SPF-enabled
domains would not need to get bogus bounces.

-- 
Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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