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Re: [SLE] How's suse-linux-e spam checking?
  • From: AD Marshall <admarshall@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 09:41:30 +0700
  • Message-id: <200505200941.30761.admarshall@xxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 20 May 2005 09:27, Gary wrote:
> Dear Clueless,
>
> On Fri, 20 May 2005 08:49:09 +0700 UTC (8:49 PM -0500 UTC my time),
>
> you wrote in part:
> >> I'm just wondering if this message will make to the suse-linux-e
> >> list, because it's being sent directly via sendmail/postfix with
> >> my fake HO (Home-Office) network domain, h0lug.sourceforge.nOt,
> >> being used. I would have expected suse-linux-e mailing list system
> >> to reject this message.
>
> A> Strange? Does this make sense? Isn't how these mails are handled
> an A> invitation to spammers or spoofers? -- Yours truly, Clueless
>
> no this is not strange. Suse's list, which is EZMLM, uses the
> envelope sender to subscribe you. Depending on your email client,
> this can be different from your From: email address. So you can put
> anything in the From: address as I just did. Your access to the list
> (envelope sender) is secret only to you.
>
Isn't any reverse-dns checking or anything like that done? Or would that
or anything related to dns be ineffective against spam or spoofing?

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