Incredimail ... Don't particularly like the Programme but have started using it for a short while. It has one item that I rather like. We all get a lot of rubbish Mail and with incredimail you can ""Return it to Sender"" Does anyone know of other E:Mail Programmes that have this Service ?
.....often asked on this forum. If you send a perfectly genuine email to an incorrect address it will be returned to you as undeliverable by the mail system - in other words it will be bounced. So in this case it doesn't "confirm the email address" but confirms it doesn't exist.
So why not do that with spam? The answer lies in the above postings from wiz-king and Fingees. The 'from' address will be false, and therefore you are just creating more spam - in extreme circumstances you might even end up bouncing it back to yourself!