removal of "bounce" spam action in 4.26.7

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Sun Feb 1 04:58:33 GMT 2004

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Jay Berkenbilt [mailto:ejb at QL.ORG]
> Envoyé : Saturday, January 31, 2004 11:45 PM
> Objet : removal of "bounce" spam action in 4.26.7
> I see in the release announcement for 4.26.7 that the "bounce" spam
> action has been removed.  I'm curious about this.  We use this feature
> for spam that scores in the 5 to 10 range and send a bounce that
> instructs the user to send mail to a special mailbox which is not
> filtered.  This allows us to let false positives through.  We probably
> get about 5 messages a week for a 50 person company, and most of the
> messages are important.  This is enough to convince me that this is an
> important feature.  I can only guess that it's been removed because
> such a huge amount of spam has invalid addresses.  I know our mail
> queue has 500 undeliverable spam bounces in it at any given time.
> Still, I doubt I will succeed in convincing the powers that be at my
> company that we can do without that feature.
> Have I understood this item in the announcement correctly?  Is it true
> that "bounce" is no longer a valid spam action? 


> If so, has something
> replaced it to achieve similar functionality?


>  I suppose I could
> always implement this my self by forwarding to an address that uses
> procmail to send the bounce, but that would be a shame.
> I apologize if I've missed an earlier discussion on this.

Yes, there has been a long thread about this.

> --
> Jay Berkenbilt <ejb at>

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