[Techtalk] Sendmail question #2
kjh at flyballdogs.com
Mon Mar 29 16:34:36 EST 2004
Martin, Caitlyn said:
> The problem is not detecting spam. We do that well enough.
Yeah, i was commenting on conor's post for that.
> The issue really is that we know it's spam but that rejecting it as such
> causes a mail loop since the bounce would go right back to us.
Egads! Why are you bouncing spam to the "From: " header? Those are just
going to be forged anyways so just eat the spam/virus instead of returning
> One approach might be to correctly detect that the header is forged.
> Fine, again, we know it's spam. How do we bounce it somewhere other than
> the reply-to? How do we drop the stupid thing altogether instead of
> a bounce? If I could do that the problem would be solved.
MailScanner lets you do alot of nice things with spam & viruses. I've
chosen to have it eat viruses and all spam with a SpamAssasin score of 7
or higher. Any other spam with a score of 5 or higher has [SPAM] added to
the subject and an X-<mydomain>-SpamScore header that I have procmail
configured to deliver to a 'junk' folder.
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