Posted Sep 18, 2003 17:25 UTC (Thu) by pflugstad
Parent article: Whose Internet is it?
The thing about the idiot SMTP server that they're running on the site finder, is that it does take the first couple of lines, then after the 3rd one or so, it spits back and error and hangs up.
Since the first couple of lines typically includes the From: line, this means that Verisign could easily be capturing these From: lines (presumedly real, valid email addresses) and may the From: and To: (which in this case is probably a mistyped email address) relationship as well.
So, what are they going to do with this information? Hmmm, can anyone else say SPAM?? Think how much SPAMMERs would pay for a list of *verified* address (the From: line).
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