[Mimedefang] Auto Responders and SPAM

John Rudd john at rudd.cc
Fri Sep 8 10:57:01 EDT 2006


1) Less than 1% of the mail that slips through my defenses is spam.  
None of it it viruses.  If 80% of what hits someone's autoresponder is 
spam, then they're idiots.

2) autoresponders are just tools.  They're neither good nor evil.  They 
were useful before spam, which means they are useful tools.  The 
problem is not the autoresponder, it's the spam.  Throwing away 
autoresponders due to spam fits "throwing out the baby with the 
bath-water" perfectly.

On Sep 8, 2006, at 12:53 AM, Adnet Ghislain wrote:

> 80% of emails are spam and viruses with forged from adress. Having an 
> autoresponder is therefor asking for trouble. Auto responder were nice 
> in the 90's but in this world this is a real pain. Like the bounce 
> those are just making the problem worse. Emails cannot be used anymore 
> like in the old time because bad guys make our lives hell. This is 
> important to make understand this to people, autoresponder are evil ! 
> ;)
> . Email is less and less usefull as spammers make it unusable. We 
> allready lost the war it seems. When the tool become unusable for his 
> purpose : easy and reliable communication between people, it loose its 
> purpose.. :(
> Cordialement,
> Ghislain
>> I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not.
>> I have been bitten twice by SPAM email forging addresses, someone
>> vacation rule send a message to a rbl trap account and my servers get
>> black listed.
>> Other than disabling rules like this, has anyone some up with a way to
>> reduce this?  I was think of using MIMEDefang to do this, but I wanted
>> to get community feedback first.
>> TIA,
>> Dave
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