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Re: haven for spammers?

  • From: Dick St.Peters
  • Date: Mon Dec 02 22:25:52 1996

Bill Woodcock writes:
 >     Just a quick note wrt replying to parent-domains of spam-
 >     originators... Note that "domain.com" is just the example domain, and is
 >     the default "reply-to" address for many mailers.  If the reply-to
 >     address is "user@domain.com" or "user@host.domain.com," YOU DON'T NEED
 >     TO SEND ME MAIL TO TELL ME ABOUT IT, since thousands of other people
 >     already do.  :-)  Look at the sender address, not the reply-to address.

In this same vein, @comp.com is the default used by at least one spam
software package.  Domain comp.com is registered to one of our
clients, but they have nothing to do with the spams - and we and they
don't need to hear about them.

--
Dick St.Peters,       Gatekeeper, Pearly Gateway, Ballston Spa, NY
StPeters@NetHeaven.com     Owner, NetHeaven 518-885-1295/800-910-6671
Albany/Saratoga/Glens Falls/North Creek/Lake Placid/Blue Mountain Lake
	  First Internet service based in the 518 area code

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