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Subject: Re: Fake-ID
From: Manar Hussain <manar @ ivision . co . uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 06:42:49 +0000
To: "Siamak Farah" <sia @ infostreet . com>
Cc: <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>, "siamak" <sia @ infostreet . com>
In-reply-to: <070701bd419e$a7de3dc0$1269f0cf @ babylon . instantweb . com>

At 19:37 24/02/98 -0800, Siamak Farah wrote:
>A client of mine asked:
>
>One question, is there a security feature that checks that only I can send
>email to it? I will be sending from Eudora alias XYZ @
 XYZ .
 COM .
  .
  .
  .
  what is
>stopping somebody else from configuring the same way and also sending?
>
>The only thing I could think of, was to have the authorized sender be a
>secret email address and have all the email go out as XYZ @
 XYZ .
 COM .
  So, if
>someone fakes, we would get a bounce message.
>
>Any thoughts on this?

The best way is to use pgp but alas is not well supported by mailing list
systems.

Most systems will also let you switch moderation on whereby all posts will
need a list password to be sent.

Manar


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