[Mimedefang] Bounce With A Message?

Joshua Bowser sysadmin at greenwood.net
Tue Feb 11 14:28:01 EST 2003

I'm with you there... I'm a small ISP as well... only about 2500
customers. I know this would be big, we get MAJOR spam already
(20,000-40,000/day), but I do hate bouncing any legit mail! Maybe if the
score was between a certain number... say if it scored <10 then attempt
to verify? Still it is bad, but worth it not to hear complaints from
customers getting legit mail bounced! =( I'm just happy to not be
filtering outgoing mail anymore... hehe... cut down on a LOT of tech
calls! =)


-----Original Message-----
From: mimedefang-admin at lists.roaringpenguin.com
[mailto:mimedefang-admin at lists.roaringpenguin.com] On Behalf Of Kris
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 2:10 PM
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Bounce With A Message?

"Brent J. Nordquist" wrote:
> There's Active Spam Killer (http://www.paganini.net/ask/)...

Speaking as a (very small) ISP sysadmin, this sort of thing is a Really
Bad Idea.

The "Please reply to me!" messages sent to spam accounts typically end
up stuck in my outbound mailqueue- occupying resources that could be far
better used for legitimate messages.  I get quite enough messages stuck
in the queue due to overquota postmaster notices from users that don't
read their email^H^H^H^H^Hspam...

I'm also a little curious about the "ignore" action;  the docs simply
say that the message is "ignored"....  but what exactly does that mean?
Is it discarded?  Filed in the inbox?  Filed in a "junk" folder?  Tied
up in a knot and bounced back to the sender?

Money is overrated.
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