[Spambayes] Bouncing Spam

Sam Robertson samr@slriv.com
Wed Nov 27 18:18:21 2002

Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions wrote:

>Well, ok then, the question arises as to whether or not spambayes should offer 
>some functionality that is integratable into MX agents, or an MX agent proxy, 
>or something like that, that is spambayes enabled, for webmasters or others 
>who administer such things...  I certainly wouldn't have the slightest idea 
>how to make such a thing, but it seems reasonable.
>- TimS
Hi, I'm Sam and have been lurking here for quite a while.  I wanted to 
chime in on this topic.  Any effort expended on notifying the bulk 
mailers as to the validity of an account at message accept isn't really 
going to net any benefit.  Bulk mailers spend more time farming new 
addresses than maintaining their list of old addresses.

If you are trying to reduce load, you might consider just blocking the 
offending MTAs with an RBL like solution, or at the firewall.  For 
example, I have pretty much all of asia and brazil blocked from one of 
my servers.  Kind of sad really, but so goes it.


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