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Subject: Re: Is mailback validation still safe?
From: murr rhame <murr @ vnet . net>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 19:13:37 -0500 (EST)
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <Pine.BSI.4.05L.10012091716580.23216-100000@tom.iecc.com>

In my humble opinion, the primary purpose of mailback validation
to prevent someone from being subscribed to a mailing list
against their will (email bombing).  Mailback is still very
effective for this purpose.  Reducing spam on the list is at best
a small side effect of mailback.  On the bright side, this
subject has sparked a good discussion of security holes and
countermeasures.


- murr -





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