ignoring bounce messages from bounced emails

Mariano Absatz mailscanner at LISTS.COM.AR
Wed Apr 23 16:48:38 IST 2003

For what the MailScanner.conf doc says:
# Set where to find the messages that are delivered to the sender,
# when they have sent a message that was detected as spam and caused the
# "bounce" action to happen. This message is sent with its envelope
# constructed so that the message cannot bounce.

it is creating the messages with an envelope from of <> to prevent bouncing 
back... nonetheless, there are brain dead MTAs out there that insist on 
bouncing to the RFC822 From: header address (thus violating RFC821)...

Maybe you can edit these files:
(or whichever you are using) and change the line that says:

From: "MailScanner" <$localpostmaster>

to something like

From: "MailScanner" <>


From: "if you are a human being and want to report something do it to 
$localpostmaster" <>

El 22 Apr 2003 a las 21:04, Dene Ulmschneider escribió:

> 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 addresses
> and bouncing those messages is in turn causing me to get a bounce message
> back. This is due to the fact that I am bouncing the spam from an address
> 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 addresses?
> What would be the best way to discard and ignore those particular messages.
> Is there a setting in SA or MS that will allow that?
> Thank You
> Dene Ulmschneider
> Data Techie Inc.
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Mariano Absatz
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