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Rob Tull

SPAM IP Exposure Using Delete Now

Reported by Rob Tull | February 2nd, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

I often use Delete Now to delete messages spam so that it's instantly fried. However, in several cases I've seen a spam message flash its images after triggering Delete Now. It's almost as though there's a process order problem, where Delete Now causes the message to lose its "Junk" status just briefly before it's deleted.

Because the images flash, it means that I'm being exposed as a confirmed delivery to the spammer even though the message was effectively blocked and I'm trying to delete it. Can you fix this?

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  • benny

    benny February 2nd, 2015 @ 08:15 PM

    That certainly does not sound good. My initial attempts to reproduce failed. Do you have any idea under which circumstances this can happen?

    There is a primitive debug variable which we can use to confirm that MailMate misbehaves. Enable it like this:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate MmDebugImageBlocking -bool YES

    Then launch from the Terminal and notice that you can see when MailMate fetches external images without blocking:


    Maybe that can help you help me reproduce the issue.

    Thanks in advance.

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