From = to

Antony Stone Antony at SOFT-SOLUTIONS.CO.UK
Sat Jul 19 22:45:20 IST 2003

On Friday 18 July 2003 9:57 pm, Alan Fiebig wrote:

> We see a number of spams coming in where the 'From:' address has been set
> by the spammer to be the same as the 'To:' address. When MS detects these,
> a bounce message typically consisting of the 'Sender Spamassassin Report',
> it sends the bounce message to the spam's 'From:' address. As the 'From:'
> was forged to be the same as the intended recepient of the spam, its that
> poor recepient who gets the bounce message.
> They quickly in turn email us screaming "I didn't send out that spam,
> especially not to myself!"
> So, what I'm looking for is some means of bypassing the 'bounce' action
> anytime the 'From:' or the 'Rely to:' is the same as the 'To:' address.
> Any ideas?

Is there any mileage in creating yourself a SpamAssassin rule which picks up
on From=To, and assigning it a high enough score that it reaches your
MailScanner High Spam Score, which you can then delete?



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