anonymous remailer


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anonymous remailer

An organization that forwards email anonymously stripping out the sender's name and email address. Remailers are used by people that wish to express an opinion to newsgroups or to individuals without fear of excessive responses or retaliation. It is the same as dropping a letter in the post office without a return address. See Anonymizer.
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Consequently, cyberstalkers who use an anonymous remailer as the sole means to send threatening or harassing e-mail messages will remain virtually undetectable to the victim and law enforcement.
Finally, the infrequent use of anonymous remailers by cyberstalkers should not pull attention from the negative effect that these tools can have on the law enforcement process.
The only way to send e-mail with absolute anonymity, however, is to use an anonymous remailer that removes the original return address and inserts nothing in its place.
Since the remailer system is premised on the sysop's implicit promise not to divulge that information, faith in the security of anonymous remailers has been shaken since the sysop of the most popular remailer, Finland-based anon.
See generally Andre Bacard, Anonymous Remailers <http://www.
Use an anonymous remailer if you want to send a message without revealing your identity.
In a move that sent shock waves across the Net, many of whose denizens believed that anonymous remailer technology was somehow foolproof, CoS representatives in early 1995 marched in to the offices of the Finnish police and managed to obtain a warrant authorizing the police to search the anon.
And by combining the use of multiple anonymous remailers with use of widely available cryptographic techniques for "scrambling" messages, obtaining identification information becomes even more difficult - approaching, many suggest, complete impossibility.
80) The apparent need for anonymity motivated Kleinpaste to design an anonymous remailer system in six hours and to offer it to the "rec.
Cybercommunities have also conducted online discussions of appropriate behavior, and imposed sanctions on violators, in the controversy over anonymous remailers.
9 to support running a Cypherpunk Anonymous Remailer.
com), which enables anonymous cash usage in Internet commerce; various anonymous remailers that enable anonymous email communications; Anonymiser.