Spamassassin bounce mail

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tijn_tux, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. tijn_tux

    tijn_tux New Member

    Hi all,

    is it possible to send a mail to a host that sends spam?


    Like, someone mails, but its classified as spam by my spamassassin, i want to drop the mail, but also send a mail to the sender.

    Is this possible, and if so, how do i do this?

    Thnx in advance

    tijn
     
  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Very bad idea nowadays. This is called backscatter and is considered to be even worse then spamming.

    Because most spam e-mail you get are sent by either innocent users who's PC's are infected with some kind of spambot, or the return address is a fake address and you will only bother someone who never send the SPAM email, either knowingly or innocent.

    If you want, just ditch SPAM to /dev/null, but be aware for false positives. But don't try to inform spammers. Waste of time and resources.
     
  3. tijn_tux

    tijn_tux New Member

    Ah, that makes sense :)

    thnx m8!
     
  4. tijn_tux

    tijn_tux New Member

    And :)

    Spam can be accepted and denied, is it possible that spam is beeing dropped in its own mailbox?

    thnx tijn
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Currently not.
     

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