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I use pop.rb to download emails on a whitelist then run Mailwasher.exe to bounce the bad guys. "MailWasher Pro also lets you bounce e-mail back to the spammers so it looks as though your address is not valid" Can I do this using Ruby?...

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    Default How do I bounce?

    I use pop.rb to download emails on a whitelist
    then run Mailwasher.exe to bounce the bad guys.

    "MailWasher Pro also lets you bounce e-mail back to the spammers so it
    looks as though your address is not valid"

    Can I do this using Ruby?
    andrew Guest

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    Default Re: How do I bounce?

    andrew davies wrote: 

    No idea how you'd do this, but I'd like to suggest that you don't.
    Because just how many spammers include legitimate headers anyway?

    IANASA, (I am not a sys admin) but I know I've had my fair share of both
    bounces and angry e-mails when someone has spammed someone else using
    one a forged sender of my old adresses, and I don't think it does much
    good bouncing spam.

    If it goes back to the spammer, they might be able to discern between
    legit and manufactured bounces (confirming your adress) or attain more
    information about the route the e-mail has taken, and help them abuse
    it. Not good. If it doesn't find its way back to the spammer, it just
    means more junk mail flowing thru the wires, bothering innocent bystanders.

    Now, if you're working on a method of tracing those spammers and
    stabbing them in the eye with a fork, I'd say knock yourself out. :)

    Just my 0.02 NOK.

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    Kent Guest

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    Default Re: How do I bounce?

    On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:25:03PM +0900, Kent Dahl wrote: 
    >
    > No idea how you'd do this, but I'd like to suggest that you don't.
    > Because just how many spammers include legitimate headers anyway?
    >
    > IANASA, (I am not a sys admin) but I know I've had my fair share of both
    > bounces and angry e-mails when someone has spammed someone else using
    > one a forged sender of my old adresses, and I don't think it does much
    > good bouncing spam.
    >
    >[/ref]

    For a project that aims to stop some of this, check out SPF,
    http://spf.pobox.org/

    There's a lot of bright folks on the mailing list, too, and they know
    -lots- about spammer tricks and what is effective and not.

    Ari


    Aredridel Guest

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    Default Re: How do I bounce?

    * Aredridel <org> [2004-02-07 13:13]: 
    >
    > For a project that aims to stop some of this, check out SPF,
    > http://spf.pobox.org/[/ref]

    Just a typo, I think you meant http://spf.pobox.com/

    -- Mike

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    We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the
    complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is
    not true. -- Robert Wilensky, speech at a 1996 conference


    Michael Guest

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