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You precious innocent boy, you know little of the ways of spammers.
Normally they use fake "from" addresses, changing them with every new
spam or even every emailed copy of that spam.  If they used consistent email addresses it would be easy to block them.

"Guilty until proven innocent" is unfortunately nearly the only way
to handle things.  However, as I said before, "guilty" doesn't really
block your message, it just diverts it to a special "potential spam"
folder from which it may be easily rescued, while the vile spam
perish.

Ed


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FFlores wrote:

> Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > On Fri, 29 Oct 1999, Ed Heil wrote:
>
> > > And once a sender has been verified they will never receive an email
> > > like that again.
> >
> > OK, will you please tell them about me (and while you're at it,
> > Boudewijn as well, of course)? Thanks!
>
> Better than that, isn't there a way to tell the server that
> everyone is innocent until proved otherwise? That is, setting
> it to send all messages to you, except those who come from
> addresses that you have explicitly marked as spammers'?
>
>
> --Pablo Flores
>   http://draseleq.conlang.org/pablo-david/