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Can your gate replace my From: address with something else?
Can my From: address be different from the address that I have
I downloaded the mailman code (a python app) and it doesn't
appear to support such a feature from what little I gleaned
from the docs and a quick grep of the source code. It does
look like it might keep some of the spam from getting to the
users via the list, but not in hiding the address of a list
Michael> Can your gate replace my From: address with something else?
Michael> (e.g. m_l...@no.sp.am.mi.ng.yahoo.com) Can my From: address
Michael> be different from the address that I have subscribed?
Nope, it can't. Even if it is common practice, this violates RFC 1036
The "From" line contains the electronic mailing address of the
person who sent the message, in the Internet syntax.
As far as I am concerned, I use SpamAssassin
(http://www.spamassassin.org/) to filter my incoming messages for
obvious spam and WLE (http://www.rfc1149.net/wle) to filter incoming
messages from unknown senders (using a confirmation mechanism).
This does not violate RFC 1036: nothing is wrong with the syntax.
Semantics/pragmatics may be different, but that is a different issue.
If it had, say, the characters with codes <20h in the address,
that would be a violation of syntax. The use of a non-existing
name and domain is not.
Michael> This does not violate RFC 1036: nothing is wrong with the
Michael> syntax. Semantics/pragmatics may be different, but that is a
Michael> different issue.
This *does* violate it. If you use "m_l_nospam...@yahoo.nospam.com"
and this address is not valid, this is not your electronic mailing
address even if it uses a correct syntax. You cannot write "I comply
with one part of the rule (the syntax), therefore I comply with the
Sam -- s...@REMOVETHIS.eu.org
This is the kind of humour I never can understand. So both of you
are faking your real email addresses, even multiple times.
There were times (when I had a feature-laden reader) when I would put
people who did that in my kill file (not for the humour, for the faking).
This is giving in to the evil forces that want to corrupt the 'net.
m_l...@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com *is* my e-mail address presented in the
form readable for humans and unreadable for robots and complying to
the Internet syntax.
Probably in 1989 I would say that it violates RFC in spirit
(since it does not violate it in letter ;-) , but now we have
a situation that is qualitalively different from what was
there in the beginning of Internet.
( I can tell you a story of a contract that was not put into
practice because an e-mail was lost among spam. If litigation is
your hobby, I can arrange giving you details and the right
to use them on behalf of the guy who lost profit. )
Well, I would be more interested in a compromise:
I post messages from my spam-free address, and your
service substitutes that with the address of my yahoo spambox.
This will not violate any RFC's neither in spirit nor
"Are there bugs?"
>> Sam -- s...@REMOVETHIS.eu.org
Marcel> This is the kind of humour I never can understand. So both of
Marcel> you are faking your real email addresses, even multiple times.
Marcel> There were times (when I had a feature-laden reader) when I
Marcel> would put people who did that in my kill file (not for the
Marcel> humour, for the faking). This is giving in to the evil forces
Marcel> that want to corrupt the 'net.
Do you want marcel@ on those two domains to be forwarded to your
More humor? Let's see ...
Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.
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Forth AI questions ought not to go only to the original author,
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> Anyone is free to use this service (free of charge of course).
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http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/mind4th.html -- Mind.Forth Robot AI;
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595259227/ -- book "AI4U"
Followups set to news:comp.ai so as to pre-emptive-strike "flames."