Will Watermarking Stop Backscatter?

Jason Ede J.Ede at birchenallhowden.co.uk
Tue May 13 12:59:07 IST 2008

From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Tom G. Christensen [tgc at statsbiblioteket.dk]
Sent: 13 May 2008 12:41
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Will Watermarking Stop Backscatter?

Koopmann, Jan-Peter wrote:
> To answer Daniel's original question: Yes, watermarking should stop most
> (if not all) backscatter that is out there. There are commercial
> programs out there as well (e.g. BarricadeMX) that use a very nifty
> E-Mail watermarking system as well. Give them a try. It is worth it.
Stupid question perhaps, but how will it handle this case:
example.com enables watermarking using MailScanner
userA has emailaddress userA at example.com
On his homepc he configures his mail program to use userA at example.com as
the From adress.
When he sends mail from home he uses his ISP smarthost and not the
mailsystem at example.com
What happens when mail sent this way is bounced somewhere on the way?


Why not just give that user authenticated outgoing smtp?


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