"Derrick 'dman' Hudson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > | Since the mail has already been received and accepted by murphy, am > | I just pushing the sending of spoofed bounce messages one stage back > | up the email processing ladder? > > Almost. murphy generates a bounce and sends it to the list manager > (mailman, majordomo, ezmlm, etc. - I don't know what one murphy is > running). The list manager then counts that against you in its > determination of which addresses are invalid and need to be removed > from the list. It takes quite a few bounces before you get removed, though. > My choice is to simply drop viruses. I don't expect to have any legit > messages falsely identified as viral, and dropping the message simply > removes waste from the network bandwidth and disk storage of the > world. I see no need to push the bounce back at someone else, > particularly since the offender is rarely the one punished in that > case. Which is why I reject at SMTP. Doesn't push a bounce back to forged addresses. -- Paul Johnson <email@example.com> Linux. You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.
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