[Mimedefang] AD: Roaring Penguin press release on Locked Addresses

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Oct 19 08:37:11 EDT 2005

Dirk Mueller wrote:

> it will also fail in other cases, because people do have more than
> one email address, and even if its the same person, they will not
> use always the same sender address to contact you - for example they
> might write with a different sender address depending on if they
> answer from work or from home.

There are many, many failure scenarios.  It's not a general-purpose
anti-spam mechanism.  It's designed for two very narrow situations:

1) Giving an e-mail address to an untrustworthy Web site, because you
want information from the Web site operator, and

2) Subscribing to a mailing list without worrying about spam from
list-archive scrapers.  (In this case, the lock mechanism MUST be set
to "hold for review" rather than "reject".)

For anything else, especially personal correspondence, you should give
your real e-mail address.



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