A procmail list user contacted me about problems with posting -- it appears
that someone subscribed to the procmail list and is using the
<http://www.0spam.com/> challenge system on their mailbox.
Problem is, this software doesn't identify the recipient address of the
message being challenged, nor does it include headers from the challenged
message, leaving the recipient of the challenge, as well as the list
administrator, in the dark about who the disruptive individual is.
What they are to me is a waste of time and resources.
And people wonder why I take such a dim view of the "challenge-response"
system for spam defence.
The 0spam software apparently doesn't comprehend list messages - it doesn't
use the Sender: address, the Precedence: list, the RFC-2369 data, etc. to
determine that just perhaps it shouldn't be sending challenges to the
author of each message.
If you're using 0spam, either quit using it (at least until they've fixed
the major flaws in their software) or leave this list.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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Please DO NOT carbon me on list replies. I'll get my copy from the list.
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