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Re: Your Password Reset Link from CorrLinks

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 08:20:23AM -0800, James H. H. Lampert wrote:
> On 2/21/19, 12:38 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >You shouldn't /bounce/ spam anyway: where are you going to bounce it
> >to? To a most probably spoofed address, i.e. to a totally innocent
> >victim? Thus generating reflected spam, aka Joe Jobs?
> That depends. Some spammers don't see themselves as spammers, and
> therefore aren't spoofing other addresses. They just either (1) fail to
> honor unsubscribe requests, (2) don't put unsubscribe links in the plain
> text, or (3) omit either the unsubscribe link or the plain text (or
> both) entirely.

Well, if /you are sure/ they havent spoofed the From:, or Reply-To:
then go ahead. But you just /can't be sure/, so don't do it.

Never received bounce spam aka backscatter spam? Remember that time
(perhaps 1-2 years ago) where this very list was plagued by an
especially evil form of backscatter involving the useful idiot at
the other end of some smartphone?

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_spam

-- t

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