Best Way to test Spam Ability

Greg Borders gborders at
Mon Dec 26 13:53:30 GMT 2005

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Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Nathan Olson spake the following on 12/21/2005 8:41 PM:
>>> On 12/21/05, Fajar <fajarep at> wrote:
>>>> is there a way to flood our mailserver with spam email?
>>> Put it into production ;)
>>> Nate
>> I second that !!!
> <snip>

> you can test your server in many different ways; there's no 
> substitute, however, for hooking it up directly to the internet, where 
> spammers can track you down in 20 seconds or less.
If the real world barrage of crap e-mails don't fit the bill, you can 
always feed some messages through to your system using your MTA 
program.  For example, it's really easy for sendmail, just cat out a 
mailbox laden with spam, and pipe it to Sendmail. It will deliver those 
to your mailscanner system as fast as your hardware allows. :)

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