A new mindblowing discovery I made during the work on Postmoogle , but this time the finding will stay as a blog post only and won’t be actually implemented, because it’s a Pandora’s box of email.
I continue studying of SMTP and how email works and found out a big lie of 20th and 21st centuries! BCC doesn’t exist.
In one of the previous posts I mentioned a problem called
greylisting. Let’s discuss it a bit further and add other annoying and shady anti-spam techniques that add headache and not protect you from spam.
We already discussed topics like SMTP components and email validation , so the next stop is how to actually compose an email message, including mandatory headers, to send a fully valid email straight into
Email validation is hard. Do you know how to validate an email address for sure? Neither do I, but here is a report on what I found while working on postmoogle
What are SMTP components and how SMTP servers implemented nowadays. Juggling with MUA, MSA, MTA, MDA and trying to understand why it’s so hard to understand.