Remove Bounce Option?

Stephe Campbell campbell at CNPAPERS.COM
Mon Jan 26 16:18:59 GMT 2004

I don't bounce to anyone. I have been on the receiving end of this and know
first hand what it's like to get these emails-from-spammers flooding my


If the option is already there, tested and working, why not leave the option
operational? Mr. Field has mentioned before that he does not want to step on
the toes of others (i.e. Doing in MailScanner what SpamAssassin already
does) and I found it a little surprising that the "Bounce" was removed. I
feel that this is a case of MailScanner doing the job of responsible

There may be real reasons to bounce, and someone will request this feature
to be renewed due to this reason, and it will just have to be re-inserted.
So let's all be responsible, and not use it even if it is there, and let
that be the end of the debate. We do have a choice to use it or not, you

Steve Campbell
campbell at
Charleston Newspapers

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Holger Gebhard" <gebhard at EPOST.DE>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 6:32 AM
Subject: Remove Bounce Option?

Hi Julian,
hi Group,

i don´t think its a good feature to remove the bounce option...

For Example a popular and often used Mailadress, sales at, or
vertrieb at naturally receive many Spammails...

With MailScanner V4.26 the reciptient must read thousands of "short text
notification messages" to see whether one Message is falsely trapped as

I think it´s a better way to send a notification (Bounce) to the Sender (I
know that mostly all Spammers fake their Mailadresses).

When the Sender realy want to send a Message to a protected Reciptient, he
will send a reply to the Bounce Message (to Admin), or send a new one to
the Recipient.

In my Company there are many "Novice" Users...
With the Bounce Option the Users only sometimes ask me why a Message is
being blocked.
But when I use the notify Reciptient option, the Users will always ask me
about every Notification Message... "It could be an important message"

So please don´t remove the Bounce Option!!!!

One another Question...

Is it posible to add the "RBL-List Name" where a the Message was trapped to
the Spamreport.



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