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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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