[TAG] email issue
hizibizi at spymac.com
Sun Jan 1 13:46:28 MSK 2006
On Saturday 31 Dec 2005 5:58 pm, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (jimregan at o2.ie):
> > The technology that makes this possible is called [drumroll]... SMTP!
> [snip an excellent runthrough]
> J.Bakshi's other question was:
> ...how can we prevent such emails ?
> The answer is [drumroll]... don't use SMTP e-mail.
> Or alter your receiving SMTP server's filtering rulesets to reject or drop
> incoming mails not meeting certain technical requirements, including
> possession of key header lines. Generally, this requires running your
> own SMTP host (mail tranfer agent) -- rather like A.J. Liebling's dictum
> that freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.
Thanks to both Rick Moen and Jimmy O'Regan for their explanation. Jimmy's
answer is a bonus as he explained through a good practical example. I have
just come to know *mixmaster*. Though haven't gone through its documentation
yet, but *aptitude show mixmaster* shows that it can prevent the recipient
knowing your email address.
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