Re: smail 22.214.171.124-22 append_header="..." problem
On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, eckes wrote:
> Speaking of junk e-mail, I did some more work on my junkmail daemon
> today. junkmail is an autoresponder I wrote to "deal with" the
> ever-increasing amount of unsolicited commercial email I receive every
> day. Instead of getting angry and writing a very nasty reply (usually
> starting off with F*** Off & Die), I just bounce it to user junkmail on
> my system, delete it and forget about it.
> junkmail extracts relevant headers, and writes the message (along with a
> little note explaining how evil junkmail is) into a job queue.
Good thing! I'd really like to have that.
> A cron job running as junkmail iterates through the queue and returns a
> copy of the junk back to the evil perpetrator once every hour. Each job
> gets 100 runs before being automatically deleted.
> The new version now keeps a database of all From addresses and Subject
> lines, and randomly selects one of each every time it sends out a
> message. It then fakes the From address and uses the random subject
> line to make it more difficult for email spammers to automatically
> filter out the return. Hopefully it will also start interesting dialogs
> between the various spammers :-).
> I've even got a junkq command to list the current job queue :-)
> $ junkq
> 1795-830741827 "Have you seen. . ." to Isabel <email@example.com> (60 left)
Have you provided a way to somewhat soften this punishing behavior? I
would be punished myself if I suddenly start sending such a lot of e-mail
> Anyone out there interested in this? If there's enough interest, I may
> get it into shape for release as a debian package. It requires creation
> of an account called junkmail. The new version also requires junkmail
> to be listed as a trusted user (so it can fake the from address) in the
> smail config file.
Sure. I'll pick up a copy as soon as you release it.
Martin A. Soto J. Profesor
Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Computacion
Universidad de los Andes firstname.lastname@example.org