Changing Precedence to junk
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Mon Jun 9 14:48:08 IST 2003
If you mean all the "sender.*" message reports, those files include the
headers at the top of them anyway. So you can just add the
At 14:44 09/06/2003, you wrote:
>It would be good if the mailscanner virus warning messages went out
>as 'Precedence: bulk'. I'm getting to the point where I don't care if
>mailscanner sends out the warning messages at all -- most go to the
>wrong person and are useless. Whenever we write web-based email
>apps that generate email, we always stick the 'Precedence: bulk'
>stuff into the mailer scripts, to cut down on bounced emails.
>--- Jeff Earickson
>On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, John Ireland wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 12:36:18 +0100
> > From: John Ireland <J.Ireland at HGU.MRC.AC.UK>
> > Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> > To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> > Subject: Changing Precedence to junk
> > I spoke to Julian about this last week at at the JANET-CERT meeting in
> > London and I thought I would mail the list to see what others thought of
> > the idea.
> > Our mail queue is continually filled with auto responder mail replying
> > to spam messages. These messages either time out or bounce, spamming
> > the user with more useless information.
> > Most auto responders, such as vacation, will not respond to mail with
> > the 'Precedence: bulk' or 'Precedence: junk' line is included in the
> > header. So giving mailscanner the option of changing the 'Precedence:'
> > header to junk would give a simple centrally managed solution.
> > I know there are other solutions - ban auto responders, write a
> > procmail wrapper for vacation, or hack the vacation code. But there
> > are users that need to use auto responders and there are auto responders
> > over which the mail administrator has no control.
> > Also, I know of no other program, other than 'vacation', that uses the
> > 'Precedence:' header.
> > --
> > John Ireland Email: mailto:J.Ireland at hgu.mrc.ac.uk
> > MRC Human Genetics Unit Tel. : +44-31-332-2471
> > Western General Hospital Fax. : +44-31-343-2620
> > Edinburgh, EH4 2XU, UK WWW : http://www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk
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