With all these incredibly brain dead transports and toy email system
gateways out there, list regurgitation is growing to be a major problem.
I just thought of something ... and I'm curious if anybody has ever
attempted it: before authorizing a new list subscription, send a
message to a *bogus* email address on the host/domain, and watch how
it bounces. If it bounces to the envelope sender then sign the guy
(or gal) up. If the bounce goes to a header address (in particular,
From: or Reply-To: addresses), then ignore it.
It seems to me that a tool such as this might prevent some really
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