DCML spam filter
Daniel van Eijmeren
dve at kabelfoon.nl
Wed Dec 24 16:10:26 CET 2003
STEFAN PERSON to MGS.SRS, 24-12-2003:
>> I have just installed VetoMail an anti spam filtering tool.
>> VetoMail is free to evaluate for 30 days.
> Doesn't DCML have some kind of spam filter?
As far as I know, DCML only accepts incoming messages from known email
addresses, the ones that have been filled in by the subscribers. If
you use another email address than the one known at DCML, your email
will be bounced. This has been done to keep out spammers. And it works
pretty good, I must say.
But I guess that one subscriber has installed an "anti spam filtering
tool" that sends out spam messages to people. As the subscriber's email
address is trusted by DCML, these messages will not be filtered.
I think that this "filtering tool" uses the list of trusted non-spam
addresses that the user apparently needs to fill in, to divide spam
emails from real emails. This means that, if you fill in DCML as
trusted address, DCML will receive one or more spam messages from you.
In other words, VetoMail operates like a Trojan horse.
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