Is there a spam check for x-enevelope-to != rcpt-to field

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 21 09:01:56 IST 2008

I assume you mean the
header and the
header. There is no requirement for these to be the same, as any mailing 
list posting will show you. You cannot use the difference to detect 
spam, as you would fire a false alarm on every mailing list posting.

Peter Katzmann wrote:
> Hello,
> plenty of spam has always a discrepancy between the  x-enevelope-to 
> field and the rcpt-to field.
> Sometimes its like a small typo for example joe.smith!= joesmith 
> sometimes its totally different like johnford!=joesmith.
> So i looked for a long time if there is some filter but didn't find one.
> Propably someone on the list here has a hint for me ?
> Thanks for any pointer
> peter
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