On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 01:22:17PM +0100, Kae Verens wrote:
> Gerard Keating wrote:
> >Sometime when I find spam, I block the sender, but a lot of the spam
> >that get onto the list is from "ilug-bounces" "on behalf of" of the
> >original sender address. It might help things if the original sender
> >details were preserved.
>> blocking the sender of spam is usually pointless, as it's faked anyway.
>In this case - "ilug-bounces" is a trick used by the mailing-list
manager to ensure that - if I send a message to the list with 1000
people subscribed, and 400 of those bounce, that I shouldn't see (or
care) about those bounes. The list management software does care, and
switches off delivery after N bounces from those addresses.
This is why ilug-bounces on behalf of UserName is what you see. Most
MUAs don't show that, and just show the original sender, but it is nice
to see. the "From" field is still as accurate as the original sender
made it, however, as Kae notes - the From: address on most spam is faked
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