Subject: Re: SPAM Alert: Email Address Harvesting
To: NetBSD Current <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Patterson <Ross.Patterson@CatchFS.Com>
Date: 01/03/2004 10:56:24
On Saturday 03 January 2004 04:11 am, Conrad T. Pino wrote:
> My initial message was defective in that I made no specific proposal.
Or because the problem is insoluble without losing functions folks like to
> 1. Replace "Return-Path" value with "<current-users@NetBSD.org>"
> 2. Remove "Reply-To" header.
> 3. Rewrite "From" header value as follows:
> "Conrad T. Pino" <Conrad@Pino.com> => "Conrad T. Pino"
> Conrad Pino <Conrad@Pino.com> => Conrad Pino
> Conrad@Pino.com (Conrad T. Pino) => current-users@NetBSD.org (Conrad
> T. Pino)
Don't forget "Conrad@Pino.com" all by itself. I'm guessing you don't want
that rewritten as "current-users@NetBSD.org (Conrad@Pino.com)" :-)
> 4. Replace "Message-ID" header value with new value ending with
The contents of the Message-ID header are the fault of your mail user agent.
If you're running an MUA that puts your email address into the message
(MS-Outlook in your case), switch to one that doesn't (e.g. Emacs, Mutt,
> A. Replying directly to sender is impossible unless sender discloses their
> email address in the message body i.e. no *private* conversations.
That's a loss many folks will regret.
Ross A. Patterson
Chief Technology Officer
CatchFIRE Systems, Inc.
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 220
Centreville, VA 20120