[Re: failure notice spam]

Garance A Drosihn drosih at rpi.edu
Wed Sep 15 11:56:01 PDT 2004

At 1:10 PM +0200 9/15/04, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
On 15.09.2004, at 07:37, Matthew Dillon wrote:
    I haven't implemented it yet but I think the solution is
    to simply require that people who post mime-encoded stuff
    include a special header with a password.  The password
    won't be secret or anything, we would publish it ...
I'm not sure whether this is a good idea. I for my part can't
add headers in Apple Mail (at least I don't know how)
It's easy to do minor variations on this.  The first thing that
comes to my mind is to require a specific email address (such
as "has-mime at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx") in the BCC field.  That way, the
magic word won't even show up in any archives of the mailing
The way that I would imagine it to work is that all MIME-encoded
mail which arrives directly to the mailing list would be thrown
away, but mail which arrives at has-mime at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx would
then be inserted into whatever mailing list it referenced in the
"To:" or "CC:" fields.  (if no legit mailing list was referenced,
the message would be thrown away -- so spam sent to that magic
address would not end up on any mailing list).
Hmm.  This seemed so simple when I started to write it, but is
getting a little more complicated as I think about it...
Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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