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Re: Spamcop madness

  • To: Piet Beertema < >
  • From: Pierre Baume < >
  • Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 16:03:08 +0200 (CEST)
  • Cc: Petra Zeidler < >
  • Reply-to: Pierre Baume < >

Piet,

On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Piet Beertema wrote:

>           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.

  Maybe I wasn't clear enough (sorry :-). 

  In normal operation, 'mailer-daemon: postmaster' is certainly useful,
but when we're talking spam attack (GBs of traffic), 'mailer-daemon:
/dev/null' could help keep our mailers alive.

  What do you think?

Pierre.

> 	Piet






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