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Re: Bounces and spammers (was: text vs html posts on this list...)



On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 00:50, T. Ribbrock wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 07:21:02PM -0700, Mike Noble wrote:
> > Spammers also use html mail and if you send a reply then all
> > you have done is let them know they have found a real person
> > and you will start getting a bunch more spam.
> [...]
> 
> You know, I'm wondering whether that is still that much of a problem
> these days. Automated bounces will go to the "From" address - and I
> haven't seen spam with a valid-looking "From" in *ages*, i.e. the great
> majority of spammers will never get to see the bounce, anyway...
> 
> Cheerio,
> 
> Thomas

But then again, you've just given the poor guy that had his domain
hijacked another email to delete.  This post has been helpful, I set up
a folder for mail that has /html in the body.  I look down the list of
senders and If I don't know them, select all and hit delete.  Poof!
"empty trash on exit"

Tim...


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