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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Second, secure communications--strengthened through such devices as encryption, free e-mail accounts, Internet relay chat, steganography, anonymous remailers, and web-based bulletin boards--make it difficult to link a message with an individual, thus enhancing operational security.
multiple submissions from one source, or submissions sent via anonymous remailers and cloakers).
The use of proxy servers and anonymous remailers are two examples of such anonymizing technologies.
In interpreting these results, one should note that students' use of remailers was positively correlated with social desirability at the p = .
for Operators of True Anonymity Remailers in Cyberspace: An Examination
technologies, such as anonymous remailers, designed for the specific
Anonymous remailers allow individuals to send electronic mail without transmitting any information that would enable others to determine the identity of the author.
For further discussion of remailers, see John Schwartz, With E-mail Privacy in Jeopardy, "Remailer" Closes Up Shop, WASH.
Anonymous remailers are services that mask the origin of an e-mail address by stripping off all identifying information and replacing it with an anonymous code number.
Unfortunately, the best solutions we've come up with so far are such aberrant technologies as anonymizers, encryption services, remailers, and pseudonym services.
It is difficult to identify e-mailers who have used remailers unless they have made a mistake.
requiring administrators of anonymous remailers to maintain records of users in a manner which allows for the identification of senders of specific messages.