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From Ask Bjørn Hansen <ahan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mailing lists hiding sender's address?
Date Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:17:07 GMT
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:11:54 -0400, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:

> The real problem would be if they started to use widespread spoofing of
> valid subscriber addresses, e.g., sending lots of e-mail as you to lists
> on which you are subscribed.

FWIW, viruses do occasionally mail the lists from a subscribed address...

> The solution is to require digital certificates to authenticate identity.
> All e-mail would need to carry them or be considered spam a priori.
> Stefano uses a digital signature on every message, but since he uses PGP
> MIME instead of S/MIME, my MUA treats it a bit oddly.  I rarely bother to
> sign my messages, but signed messages could be verified by the server as
> part of its filtering.

The next step would be to only allow mail from people who are in the
ASF "web-of-trust".  :-)


 - ask

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