On Sun, 26 Nov 1995 18:27:54 -0800 Dave Del Torto <ddt @
>An excerpt from cud786's "Attention Spammer" article:
Whoever wrote that has no understanding of how e-mail works, how spammers
think and work, or, for that matter, how mailing list managers work. In a
nutshell, this is a non-working proposal to eliminate messages with
forged addresses. Even if the proposal were technically sound, it would
do very little to prevent spams. One of the most impopular spammers likes
to forge headers to put a short advertisement where people are most
likely to see it before they've even opened the message, but if that
stops working he'll just add 2+2 and use something like:
From: Call .
Anyway, most of the spams aren't from forged addresses. LISTSERV catches
5-15 spams a week and most of them do not have forged addresses. In fact,
it's one person sending multiple forged spams every weekend, plus a bunch
of other people sending non-forged spams at various intervals.