Joe Jobbed, etc.

Pete Russell pete at ENITECH.COM.AU
Mon Dec 5 20:50:11 GMT 2005

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Wont mitler-ahead deal with this by blocking those email during 
handshaking for being incorrectly addressed? Only accept mail for 
delivery that is accurately addressed?


Kevin Miller wrote:
> One of my users is the victom of a joe job.  I'm getting hundreds of
> messages like the following:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
>       Subject:	Message Undeliverable!
>       Sent:	12/5/2005 9:33 AM
> The following recipient(s) could not be reached:
>       jeanette_stgeorgehhvj at on 12/5/2005 9:33 AM
>             The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this
> message was sent to.  Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient
> directly to find out the correct address.
>             < #5.1.1 SMTP; 550 5.1.1 User unknown>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> The address is valid, except for the last four characters before the '@'
> sign.  Those seem to be random.  I using MS/sendmail on a gateway which
> forwards to an Exchange 2003 box.  What I'd like to do is refuse these
> at the MTA level.  I can't put that address in the access file though,
> as the last four characters vary and access won't take a regex (to the
> best of my knowledge).
> If there's no way to do it at the MTA level, I guess a SA rule might do
> the trick, setting them to a value above high scoring spam and just let
> MS delete them.  If that's the best option, could someone please show me
> the regex to test for in the rule?  I'm a bit weak in that arena.
> Anybody have any other ideas on the best way to deal w/this?  I've got
> SPF records (set to softfail at the moment) which may help some but not
> enough yet.  
> On a related note, I want to implement milter-ahead which would deal
> w/this issue handily.  Has anybody set that up on a SuSE 9.3 or 10
> server?  I have a few questions, but since that's a bit off topic to MS
> I don't want to get too far off.
> Thanks much...
> ...Kevin

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