[FoRK] Yet another Anti-Spam idea
jm at jmason.org
Tue Mar 22 10:26:23 PST 2005
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Ian Andrew Bell writes:
> On 22-Mar-05, at 9:33 AM, Justin Mason wrote:
> > Here's a question. Is all that auto-generated blowback sent to my
> > address
> > despite my having nothing to do with the spamming, in itself spam? if
> > not,
> > what is it?
> It is. And SA needs a ruleset for blowback messages as well. But how
> to exclude LEGIT blowback messages? Or must we always assume that any
> email we send gets received, like the Pony Express?
There is a way -- look for your outgoing SMTP server's IP addresses
in the bounced message's Received headers. unfortunately that doesn't
deal with a lot of the bounces which don't actually *bounce* the
damn original message!
There's also a SpamAssassin ruleset -- look for "vbounce.cf".
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