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Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?


Re: ..bouncing incorrectly addressed mail

> This is a security issue, as it allows spammers to identify real email addresses in an organization. If it doesn't bounce, it's a real address.

That's such a 1990s strategy.

- So many email addresses at companies are publicly listed everywhere that this isn't a useful "secret" to protect (see "security through obscurity")

- Anti spam systems are smart enough nowadays to block dictionary attacks - have been for a looong time

- Anti spam systems are pretty good at actually stopping the spam too even if you know the adresses

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