16.497 anti-spam device for ELM?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 04:17:38 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 497.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:38:48 +0000
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: anti-spam


    would any of the subscribers to Humanist have a wee bit of technical
    knowledge to share? i've come across someone using a very smart automated
    response system for dealing with spam. A message is sent on the first
    occasion of contact requesting confirmation. I quote from one such

    > This is an automatically generated message. You're receiving
    > this message because I haven't received mail from you before
    > (at least, not from this address) and I want to be sure you're
    > a real person and not sending me spam.
    > Please just reply to this mail, and your mail will be released
    > to me for delivery. Just hitting "reply" will work, or you can
    > specifically reply to this address:

    Does anyone know of how to set something like this up with ELM? I confess
    I still use ELM because of its bounce feature which has permitted me and
    countless retro-Unix fans to make those offending servers take a hit. I do
    like the method outlined above as being even more efficient and effective.
    A would be spam sender would face server crash if the request for
    confirmation was sent back for every message sent out.

    Any one point me to the ELM-friendly version?

    Thanks in advance

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