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Re: [Nmh-workers] Stanford disliking my emails -- update + question

2015-04-22 21:32:24
Thus said Ken Hornstein on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:29:45 -0400:

Thirdly ...  I think it's  ridiculous that Stanford's  anti-spam rules
trawl through Received headers (which  are defined as being free-form)
and look for suspicious hostnames  when you've already sent that email
through your email provider and it  has a valid DKIM header; gmail has
already certified that the email  came from an authenticated user, why
does Stanford care what your local hostname is?

I too initially thought that their  anti-spam rules were a bit draconian
to care whether the HELO host is localhost.localdomain or any other user
provided  piece  of  information,  however,  after  some  reflection,  I
realized that  they may  have a bayesian  filter that  has automatically
assigned a  99% spam  probability to the  word ``localhost.localdomain''
based on the statistical influence of past spam messages containing it.

Of course, I'm  giving them the benefit  of the doubt of  having such an
intelligently designed anti-spam mechanism... :-)

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