[PLUG] Email Backing up

Charlie Schluting charlie at schluting.com
Mon Sep 27 17:14:02 PDT 2004


R. Haack wrote:
> I'm having the following issue.  We got our email server up and running 
> but some of our mail seems to be backed up at Clackamas ESD.  From what 
> I can tell all of this email is junk, but our server should be pulling 
> it down and then bouncing it. 

You're bouncing spam?!

The envelope sender addresses are not real. Your bounces are all likely 
to bounce, or go to innocents.

Solution:
Don't bounce spam. Nobody does that anymore, really. If on the off 
chance that spam is using a real (harvested) email, an unsuspecting user 
gets a bounce for something they didn't send. So, they email their 
support people. Ugh.

-Charlie




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