Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 497.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:38:48 +0000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Francois Lachance)
would any of the subscribers to Humanist have a wee bit of technical
knowledge to share? i've come across someone using a very smart automated
response system for dealing with spam. A message is sent on the first
occasion of contact requesting confirmation. I quote from one such
> This is an automatically generated message. You're receiving
> this message because I haven't received mail from you before
> (at least, not from this address) and I want to be sure you're
> a real person and not sending me spam.
> Please just reply to this mail, and your mail will be released
> to me for delivery. Just hitting "reply" will work, or you can
> specifically reply to this address:
Does anyone know of how to set something like this up with ELM? I confess
I still use ELM because of its bounce feature which has permitted me and
countless retro-Unix fans to make those offending servers take a hit. I do
like the method outlined above as being even more efficient and effective.
A would be spam sender would face server crash if the request for
confirmation was sent back for every message sent out.
Any one point me to the ELM-friendly version?
Thanks in advance
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