For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a reliable transport medium.

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Feb 11 09:12:12 GMT 2004

At 22:41 10/02/2004, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
> >
> > That will mean the bounce header name will have to be fixed and
> > non-configurable. Which may be a good thing anyway. Slightly worried that
> > it opens up an attack route though. Someone could pile in mail containing
> > the bounce header, and you would quietly delete it. So someone could DoS
> > your mail servers without you being able to work out why. Not sure I want
> > to do that.
> > Thoughts?
>Rules can be written at the MTA level that can discard on a particular
>header...with Sendmail, at least.  Might be better to leave it up to the
>MTA to discard, rather than potentially opening yourself to DoS.

Very good idea. I have tagged all the subject lines in all the spam bounce
reports, so you can just filter on Subject: which most people can work out
how to do (either at MTA or MUA level).

> > At 21:50 10/02/2004, you wrote:
> > >And you might as well add an option to delete messages with the bounce
> > >header also.
>Dustin Baer
>Unix Administrator/Postmaster
>Information Handling Services
>15 Inverness Way East
>Englewood, CO 80112

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