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From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu (Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu)
Subject: Block notification / bounce mails (as in DDOS) 

On Fri, 02 Apr 2004 14:55:44 +0100, Richard Gadsden <Richard.Gadsden@...betts.co.uk>  said:

> If you can manage this, start breaking an RFC and throw out anything with
> a MAIL FROM:<>

And remember to do the world a favor and un-do that change when the immediate
problem is past. :)

> That should get rid of the bounces but not the annoyed replies from hostile users.

> ==================================================
> Cobbetts makes its debut in the Sunday Times "100 Best Companies to Work For 
2004"

> This firm is authorised by the FSA to conduct investment 
> business.
> =================================================

Another good way to avoid annoyed replies is to not have disclaimers longer than
the actual posting.  My favorite:

"... if you are not an intended recipient, you must not copy, distribute or
take any action in reliance on it."

Do you have any legal citations to justify a "must" as opposed to a "pretty please
with sugar on it"?

"If this message is being transmitted over the Internet, be aware that it may
be intercepted by third parties."

http://www.openpgp.org/resources/downloads.shtml and pick something.  It's more
effective than a disclaimer.

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