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Re: encouraging digital pseudonyms
At 03:16 AM 9/22/97 -0700, Wei Dai wrote:
>When I see a piece of email sent to the cypherpunks list
>from an anonymous remailer, I typically delete it without reading, because
>there is no easy way to tell between anynoymous email (which are typically
>junk) and pseudonymous email, and there is no easy way to filter by
Perhaps I am missing something here. I find it easy to distinguish type-I
anonymous traffic from nym mail. Anonymous mail usually comes from an
address like '[email protected]' or '[email protected]' while pseudonymous mail will come from a
A pseudonym is almost indistinguishable from a regular email address. The
only way you can tell is if your know the domain is a remailer domain.
Since there are very few stable nymservers in the world, it should not be
hard to filter for all of the stable nyms individually. If I was looking
or a generic way to filter out from all anonymous mail from the 3 to 12
nyms (depending on how you count) on the same domains, I'd look for the
word "anonymous" in the from field.
I successfully filter all anonymous mail I receive, but I assign it a color
rather than rejecting anonymous mail.
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