[linux-elitists] e-mail scriptrollas
Fri Sep 12 16:04:44 PDT 2003
On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 03:55:45PM -0700, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> > Maybe the solution for Larry, myself, and others like us, might be a
> > procmail script that greps URLs in incoming email and wgets the contents
> > into some kind of cache area (backgrounded, so as not to slow mail
> > delivery) for offline reading. Does anyone see why this wouldn't make
> > everyone happy?
> It would make spammers happy by providing evidence that you actually
> read mail sent to that address.
Good point, I should have thought of that. I suppose you'd then want a
whitelist of either email addresses or URL domain names. Maybe it gets
too complicated to be worth the trouble.
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