[Mailman-Users] Bounce issues with Yahoo
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Wed Mar 1 21:52:39 CET 2006
Greg Lindahl wrote:
>Yahoo is delaying delivery of mail from my domain because I look like
>I'm spamming them -- my machine sends a lot of email to non-existent
>Yahoo users. Well, that's because I get a lot of incoming spam from
>fake Yahoo accounts to my Mailman, and I have it configured to send
>back a "you aren't a member" message.
>Is there any way to suppress "you aren't a member" only for Yahoo
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Why not disable those notification messages completely and discard the
incoming messages from nonmembers?
That is what I do on my lists.
My reasoning behind this is that if there is any mail from a nonmember,
99.99% of the time it's a spammer that has sent that message. By silently
discarding it, I am not confirming for them that there is a live e-mail
address there and (hopefully) reducing the number of attempts to spam the
address in the future. The very few remaining posts after the spam are
usually because somebody has e-mailed something with the list address as a
recipient to a non-member and that non-member has done a reply-to-all.
Either way, it's not something that I care about nor is it something that I
believe needs an explanatory message sent back to the sender.
Just my thoughts on the matter, I think it makes life simpler.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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