Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

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Spam senders have seized upon the great idea of using the [whatever] format to duplicate mailing lists. I find it hard to believe this will work well, but unfortunately, it's another case of "let's inconvenience the receiver", since I can't think of any great way to handle it that doesn't end up making a more work for the person getting the mail.

Except - and here's a nice idea - let's say all the mailing lists standardize on a "We request your authorization" message, right? Most mailing lists request that anyway. But, here's the trick - when you agree, when you *reply* to the mail, it catches your reply going out, parses the header info out of it, and adds that to a whitelist. Not when the authorization message is sent to you, note, when you reply to *it*.

Wonder if anyone will do that.
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