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Re: Vacation draft

2004-08-02 05:06:31

On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 13:19 +0200, Michael Haardt wrote:
This is obviously a problem, but the fix is not quite obvious.  The 
obvious thing to do is to change the subject to whatever, but that's not 
clearly the right thing to do, because it loses context of the original 
message.  We could specify that this happens unless a List-* header is 
present or unless Auto-Submitted is not present or set to no (I have no 
idea if this header was ever documented).

Neither would stop spammers saying: "We use opt-in with address
verification, and you did verify your subscription request".  They won't
be stupid enough to make their newsletter system look like a regular
mailing list, because they *want* vacation responses to be sent in order
to gain subscribers.

you have too little faith in the common sense of judges.  a spammer
claiming that a vacation message or a bounce (both should have "MAIL
FROM:<>") is opting-in would be laughed out of court.

Kjetil T.

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