hide real e-mail address

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by t-4-2, Feb 12, 2009.

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    Charlie Tame Guest

     
    Charlie Tame, Feb 17, 2009
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    Sam Hobbs Guest

    More often they don't. Most often it is not possible to find an email
    address in the message that identifies who sent the message. If it were that
    easy, spam sent by that person would be eliminated. Only an amateur spammer
    would send spam with a *real* e-mail address anywhere in the message, except
    for using someone else's address in which case it is worse than none at all.

    If *real* e-mail address means someone else's email address, then in the
    context of my message, it is irrelevant whether the e-mail address is
    *real*. I said "separate the good from the bad", and when someone else's
    email address is used, a *real* e-mail address is either not useful or
    results in an invalid diagnosis. The invalid diagnosis is exactly why they
    use *real* e-mail addresses.
     
    Sam Hobbs, Feb 17, 2009
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  3. Still not the point. Even if the e-mail address does not
    identify who actually sent the message - it can still be a
    *real* e-mail address.
    But it is *real* and can be verified as *real*.
    Sorry, I substituted *real* for the OP's *valid*. There is a
    difference between *my* real address and *any* real address.
    If his software is supposed to check the validity of e-mail
    addresses before allowing e-mail to be posted, that doesn't
    necessarily mean it checks that it is the real address of a
    member.

    If that *is* the function, then it is even more broken than
    I imagined.
    Yes, if all it took to filter out spam was to check the
    validity of e-mail addresses (and all spam used invalid
    addresses) it would be a snap. That is *not* the case, and
    the OP was not talking about spam filtering. He evidently
    wants accountability for members' posted e-mails.

    Anyway, either the filtering doesn't work, or the e-mail's
    *valid* address is edited out after being posted.
     
    FromTheRafters, Feb 17, 2009
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