Re: Spam mail question - yuppers
hi ya noah
yes... it's possible to get dumped into the bl..
( havent yet ... since i haven't implmented spamfilters
( on some servers
- and did get blacklisted by accident... when going to
open relay test sites to test one of my servers...fixed
the open relay.. resubmitted and was out of there just
- online open relay tests
- am experimenting though .. :-)
and the From <> is a nuisance from some spammers is a
good thing to reject .... ( ie ... <> and "is spammer" )
- havent figured it out yet ..
-- and in my silly preferences.. i do NOT even want the /dev/null to
show up ( cluttering ) anywhere in my mail logs
- which it currently does for some users that's been nulled
-- and another dumb preference... i dont want the spam email to even
arrive to be be put into folders ... defeats the purpose to have to go
look at it ... usually being a 1MB base64 attachments or html'ized
jibberish w/ lots-o-attachments ...
- am currently rejecting most all of the html jibberish
( i think the senders "dead.letter" box is getting bigger
( which is what i like to (indirectly) see ... :-)
-- i dont have procmail or any (additional mda ) filters yet..
- just a semi-baked but functional(?) sendmail w/ antispam turned
on w/ check_local ...
- has RBLs turned on and header checking
( and is full of bugz :-)
- lots of playing/learning....annoying too .... fun thou...
On Mon, 3 Jun 2002, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 03:44:43PM -0700, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > sometimes ... ( lots )... more often than not...
> > i get tons of "spams" from <> ... which i too would like to bounce/reject
> OK, but if you reject mail from <> you're likely to be blacklisted. I
> certainly won't accept mail from domains that reject bounces! I am
> definitely not alone in this. I think you'd be better off trying to
> find a blacklist that isn't too fascist. I have had luck with the
> rfc-ignorant.org blacklists and bl.spamcop.net.
> Also, by the time the message gets passed off to procmail, exim will
> already have replaced the <> with MAILER-DAEMON. If you want to
> procmail any mail from MAILER-DAEMON, go ahead, but if I were you, I'd
> just put it in its own folder rather than /dev/null. You are risking
> losing something useful if you filter such messages.
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