On Friday, May 18, 2001, at 06:36 PM, Tim Pierce wrote:
The parent company did that a couple of months ago. Any mail that
did not list the recipient in the `To' or `Cc' headers would be
rejected. Our own users could not receive mailing list messages
THAT WE SENT THEM, until I explained the mechanics of the situation.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a custom list-server (which is still
humming away nicely and shipping a few thousand postings a day...) where
we decided to do away with Bcc, because it allowed us to merge stuff
mailed to multiple lists so users only got one copy, since we kept
getting complaints about that....
After putting it into production, we found out just how many people (and
programs, and bots, and.... not to mention all mail lists that don't
VERP) mail using Bcc (about 5% of all messages, it turns out...). So we
changed it back, quickly....
filtering by BCC may be one of the WORST ways of trying to filter spam...
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