RE: Spamcop madness
- Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 16:18:04 +0200
Am I completely misinterpreting the issue by suggesting that procmail can
automatically filter the whole stream of bounces for e.g. a certain 'From:'
address and/or some string in the subject header and *then* redirect to
/dev/null or simply store in a /tmp file for archiving?
Suppose the 'From:' header contains 'spammer@localhost and Subject
contains: "Make a million now". It seems relatively safe to make a file
~spammer/.procmailrc with the following content:
# Look for "bounce message" phrases.
* ! undeliverable
* ! unknown user
* ! user unknown
* ! ^Final-Recipient:
* ! does not exist
* ! unknown address
* ! could not be delivered
* ! mailfail
* ! invalid
|cat > /dev/null
or maybe someone can make a better file but this one should work, I hope ;-)
Testing is wise!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-anti-spam-wg@localhost [
> Behalf Of Nick Hilliard
> Sent: 02 October 2000 15:58
> To: Piet Beertema
> Cc: Petra Zeidler; anti-spam-wg@localhost Pierre Baume
> Subject: Re: Spamcop madness
> > Wouldn't it help a bit to set:
> > mailer-daemon: /dev/null
> > In /etc/aliases?
> > That's about the worst you can do.
> > Heh heh... within half a minute (!!) I got perfect proof
> > of how bad this idea is: a double-bounce which I could
> > forward right away to the sender.
> Trust me that this gets incredibly boring if you get hundreds or thousands
> of bounces every day.