#2 Change default Sender_Addr to null sender <>

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2006-03-29
2006-03-29
Chris Candreva
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Mail::CheckUser defaults to a sender address of
check@user.com . This is not friendly behavior towards
user.com.

A more correct default would be the null sender
address, <> . This patch changes that default
behavior. It includes a documentation update.

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  • Chris Candreva
    Chris Candreva
    2006-03-29

     
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  • Chris Candreva
    Chris Candreva
    2006-03-29

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    I should have added, use of forged sender strings can be
    cause for a server to be blacklisted. This patch will
    prevent a web server from being blacklist if one user of it
    forgets to configure a sender address for a script.

    I am also working on a patch for Net::SMTP that will change
    the default HELO string from localhost.localdomain, which
    can also cause a server to be blocked.

    This came up today due to a listing at cbl.abuseat.org

     
  • Chris Candreva
    Chris Candreva
    2006-03-29

    • priority: 5 --> 7