intent to package smtp-refuser
According to WNPP:
* By Brian Basset (firstname.lastname@example.org):
(144 Days Orphaned)
Would anyone have any objections to me taking this over? Thanks.
Description: Simple spam-block with refusal message
Using vix.com's Realtime Blackhole List (RBL) can can cause legitimate
mail to be blocked or bounced. To protect our users, we must bounce it
with a meaningful message including the reason it was bounced and a
local phone number. Because spam often has a bad envelope-from, (and
because this is more efficient), we must bounce it with an error message
during the SMTP transaction, rather than send bounce mail later, if the
bounce is to have much chance of getting back to the sender.
This SMTP refuser is used along with "tcpd" or another TCP security
daemon to bounce messages from the IP addresses of known spammers. The
advantage of this over just blocking the connection is that the remote
SMTP server will not retry, and a legitimate e-mail sender will get a
polite message telling them why their mail was blocked and who to call
to get around the blocking.
Andrew G. Feinberg email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Pager: 1-888-950-5050 PIN 6093780
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