Minor Mailscanner problem

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jan 8 17:35:17 GMT 2004

At 17:26 08/01/2004, you wrote:
>On Thursday 08 January 2004 5:09 pm, Mark Warpool wrote:
> > I have a RH9 Linux box running the latest versions of MailScanner and
> > SpamAssassin.  For the most part, works great.  I have one minor issue;
> > I have Low Scoring Spam set to deliver a bounce message.  But since most
> > spam has fake or permanently full mailboxes (or some other silly error),
> > I get a lot of bounce messages returned to me.  But I don't think it's
> > ALL of them.
> >
> > Does any one have any suggestion as to how to stop this.
>Sure.   Don't bounce spam.
>Unless you have an awful lot of false positives (ham which is getting marked
>as spam, in which case you should adjust your score threshold), the small
>number of inappropriately spam-detected emails which don't get bounced are an
>acceptable price to pay for the large quantity of genuine spam which is
>detected and discarded without attempting to bounce it.

I second that. I get a lot of mail from people annoyed by receiving
MailScanner spam bounce messages.
Julian Field
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