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Re: Someone tell this dude...

On Sun, 2005-04-10 at 10:01, David Hoffman wrote:
> On Apr 9, 2005 5:40 PM, Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com> wrote:
> > And it lets the "challenge" message go through?
> > 
> > Seems like a spammer interested in reaching out to people using TMDA
> > would then just add the appropriate X header to the spam message which
> > should allow it to get through undetected.
> > 
> Wrong. You simply ASSUME that's what it means, but apparently didn't
> read what I wrote. NO it doesn't simply allow the challenge to go
> through, it means that if it sees the header, it does not send another
> challenge message. Until the sender responds to the challenge, or
> until the TMDA user manually releases the message from the web
> interface or command line interface, the message is still held in the
> quarantine.

So two TMDA users try to send each other a message.  The message is
blocked and a challenge sent to the sender.  But the senders TMDA
service blocks the challenge message, you did say those are not passed
on through even with the X header indicating it is a challenge message. 
So in effect attempts at communication between the two TMDA users is
blocked, neither one sees the others messages.  

Of course now I guess you are going to say the recipient needs to review
his quarantine area.  But if I have to review the quarantine area for
legit messages that are trapped due to TMDA it kind of defeats the
purpose doesn't it?


Scot L. Harris
webid cfl rr com

Politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have
been, and never will be wrong.
		-- Walter Dwight 

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