Martin A. Brooks
martin at antibodymx.net
Fri May 23 21:03:00 BST 2008
Bruce Richardson wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 05:41:53PM +0100, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
>> paddy at panici.net wrote:
>>>> That acid test for spam or unsolicited mail is whether the sender is
>>>> trying to disguise their identity and the origin of the email or not..
>>> huh? Which part of unsolicited are you having a problem with ?
>> I meant to determine if an email should be classed as spam or UCE. I
>> phrased that badly, sorry.
> Even so, to say that Spam is UCE with forged headers is an arbitrary
> categorisation and not one I would agree with. Forged sender
> credentials are very common in spam and one of the characteristics most
> commonly used to detect it but it's not a defining characteristic.
Absolutely. With UCE there typically are no forged headers, the entity
is simply sending you a marketing message you didn't specifically opt-in
for; cold-calling via the Internet. You can quickly and easily identify
who the true sender of the message is, not a typical signature of spam.
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