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Chris W. Parker wrote:
>Julian Field <mailto:MailScanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
> on Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:52 AM said:
>>Unfortunately MailScanner has no way of accurately determining what a
>>vaid/invalid address is.
>Oohh yeah. I didn't realize before but that must be because the MTA
>either rejects or accepts the mail before MS even sees. Got it.
>>Relying on an access file isn't very good for
>>general systems. How much spam is sent as multiple recipients on 1
>>message? I think most is done 1 recipient per message.
>Actually you're right about that. We don't get too much spam that
>follows these characteristics, but one more thing to lower our incoming
>spam count is all I need.
>>I would think a modification to milter-ahead would be better. The
>>author of that milter is always open to good suggestions, so try
>>asking him to write it for you. Google will find his address (or ask
>>Steve.Swaney at fsl.com).
>OK thanks I'll give it a shot.
>>If you can produce a db or list then it is a very simple custom
>>function, tie it to Required SpamAssassin Score and/or Spam Actions.
>Would the /etc/mail/access list not suffice as a "db or list"?
If you have the relevant entries in there, then it would suffice, yes.
All you need to do is look it all up then call DeleteRecipients. I'll
need some financial inducement to write it for you this weekend...
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