adding a reject reason to spam messages

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Dec 7 18:50:01 GMT 2005

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Kai Schaetzl wrote:

>Sam Przyswa wrote on         Wed, 7 Dec 2005 13:08:04 +0100:
>>I have the same problem with a customer of mine, some sender are on 
>>blacklisted ip bloc or blacklisted ISP mail server, and the mails are 
>>quietly rejected by MailScanner,
>Why does Mailscanner *reject* them? You should not do this! Rejection 
>after MTA stage should only be used in rare circumstances because there 
>are a 1.000 innocent victims for one rejected mail from a legitimate 
By default it doesn't do this and you have to work quite hard to do it. 
But you can use it for particular domains fairly easily, so you can 
bounce stuff back to your business partners or major customers so that 
nothing gets lost. I don't like it, but lots of people have 
pointy-haired bosses who won't use a product that can't do this, no 
matter what you tell them.

Julian Field
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