Re: More then 2800 spams from the list...
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On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 09:21:03AM +0000, Joe wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:52:48 +0100
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > "never" is too strong a word. This is a corollary of the fundamental
> > law "all generalizations suck".
> How do you determine the exceptions?
With care and measure :-)
> A SMTP server, by default, accepts email only for recipients which have
> an account on it. Aliases can be added, but on the whole, there is no
> mechanism for a 'catch-all' mailbox. Someone has to deliberately add
> some code to make such a thing happen. This has even been true of
> Exchange for the last few versions. It's generally not difficult, but
> it's not there out of the box.
I, for example, do have a "catch-all" box. That's me.
And I'm not a salesman :-)
But with such a setup you've got to cope with *some* spam, that's
What you should not do is to accept a mail for forwarding to another
system you don't control (or are somewhat related to): that system
could very well reject that mail, and now you have a problem.
This would be what's called an "open relay". In these times, better
not do that.
- -- tomás
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