4.40.5: IPBlock 451 versus 550

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Mar 16 16:54:13 GMT 2005

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Someone asked me to, on the basis that most spammers don't run real
MTA's and therefore won't try again if they get a tmpfail anyway.

I will change it back to 550 again, but I might put it in a variable
somewhere so it's easier to change.

Jeff A. Earickson wrote:

> Julian,
> Just curious as to why you changed IPBlock from fatal rejections
> to tmpfail.  I've had a couple of spammers pounding on my system
> with crap that would have ordinarily been booted by IPBlock for
> good.  Now they just keep trying.  I've modified my copy of
> CustomConfig.pm in 4.40.5 to do the 550 rejections again.

Julian Field
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