forged cancels (Re: Entrust Technologies's Solo - free

Kent Crispin kent at
Thu Aug 7 17:44:13 PDT 1997

On Thu, Aug 07, 1997 at 12:53:16PM -0700, Ross Wright wrote:
> For no reason whatsoever should you cancel a message you did not send 
> yourself.

How about if it is an employee of yours, using your computer
equipment, that sent the message, in explict contradition to your
companies stated policy? How about if it is your 5 year old child who
just sent a 5 megabyte spam to 500 groups? What if the message is
forged in such a way that it looks exactly as if it came from you?
What if the sender asks you to cancel it because they don't know how?

Absolutist thinking is *almost* always wrong :-)

Kent Crispin				"No reason to get excited",
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