ignoring bounce messages from bounced emails

Brian May brian at UNEARTHED.ORG
Wed Apr 23 04:05:11 IST 2003

If you use procmail, add a X-loop: mydomain at address header...  if you see
that header, drop the message.. if not.. do what you would normally do...

That works... right?


----- Original Message -----
From: "mikea" <mikea at MIKEA.ATH.CX>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: ignoring bounce messages from bounced emails

> On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 09:04:26PM -0400, Dene Ulmschneider wrote:
> > Hey all-
> >
> > sorry for the confusing subject of my email - but it's the most accurate
> > way to state what I am looking to do.
> >
> > I am running RHL 7.3 with the latest MailScanner and SA 2.53. I am
> > currently forwarding regular spam but I am bouncing high scoring spam.
> > Obviously - there are lots of spam messages that come form forged
> > and bouncing those messages is in turn causing me to get a bounce
> > back. This is due to the fact that I am bouncing the spam from an
> > that does not and probably never will really exist.
> >
> > My question is this:
> > Is there a way to ignore the bounces that I get back form forged
> > What would be the best way to discard and ignore those particular
> > Is there a setting in SA or MS that will allow that?
> I don't know that there's a SA or MS setting, but it is possible to
> set procmail to grab-and-disappear them. This *WILL* cause you to lose
> other, valid bounce messages, and you will not be compliant with the
> parts of RFC *822 (IIRC) that require you to accept bounces.
> I see maybe 50 bounces/day at the state agency I run MailScanner for,
> with only about 2300 externally-visible E-mail addresses, and it is a
> PITA. But I handle them, because it means that I also see valid
> bounces.
> Someone else may have a better solution.
> --
> Mike Andrews
> mikea at mikea.ath.cx
> Tired old sysadmin since 1964

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