Looking for more Cookbook contributors

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at comcast.net
Fri Oct 29 11:24:11 CEST 2004


On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 04:56 +0000, Andrew Dalke wrote:
> Terry Reedy wrote:
> > I am surprised.  Maybe some mail systems have given up on bounces, perhaps 
> > since they validate the good addresses by not bouncing.
> 
> My machine is one.  Before I turned on filtering I was getting ...
> 12,000 spams a day sent to made up addresses @ my domain.  (They were
> all forwarded to me).  I decided to /dev/null them instead of bouncing
> in part to prevent the validation and in part because the 'from'
> addresses were often forged, so my bounce mail would either end up in
> some Random J. Blow's box or in turn get bounced back to me.

I wish more admins would do this.  Bouncing messages to invalid accounts
is worse than worthless these days.

-- 
Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at comcast.net>




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