[thelist] Will bouncing spam really help?

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Thu Feb 13 10:27:01 CST 2003

I've been using the "Bounce to Sender" option in Apple Mail for most spam I
receive for the past three months or so and I haven't seen that much of a
decline in spam.

It seems to bounce to the To: or Reply-To: address, which is often forged
anyways.  Unfortunately, this means that any unsuspecting soul who might be
at the other end will get a million bouncebacks, automated messages, angry
replies, etc.

There was something on Slashdot and Politech about this yesterday:


At 10:19 AM 2/13/2003, you wrote:
>will bouncing spam actually help to get my email address
>removed from spammers' lists?

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