mike at vesol.com
Thu Jul 20 17:02:08 IST 2006
I recommend the GreetPause feature of sendmail 8.13.x and milter-sender
mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info <> scribbled on :
> I've posted similar inquiries to sendmail's news group
> without receiving a successful resolution. I have had
> feedback there but it wasn't something that could be
> implemented without impacting potential customers.
> I, like most everyone else receiving email, receive trash
> where the Received from: only indicates a number. Sometimes
> the number is negative. I don't know the significance of the
> number, perhaps it is the ad campaign or the spammer's
> customer number. I have been using procmail recipes to send
> their crap to /dev/null. The procmail recipe
> is getting quite long. In a very large majority of the junk I have
> noticed that the X-Mailer is The Bat! (see last line below).
> Today I added a new section to the recipe that looks to see
> if the X-Mailer line is The Bat! and will be /dev/nulling
> that crap as well. This is all well and good but it takes
> (ever increasing) cpu cycles to process each message (as the
> recipe gets longer and longer). I also use sendmail's
> access.db to reject domain names and IP netblocks which is
> more efficient as it turns these morons away at the door with
> an "in your face" message informing them of the rejection.
> Granted these jerks aren't going to care about one rejected
> message. I take some satisfaction though when I see that
> 7000 plus junk emails have been rejected by the access
> database or by the real time black hole listing services that
> are also part of my sendmail configuration.
> Long story short, does anyone here know of additional methods
> of turning these morons away upon connection rather than
> accepting their junk then having to have procmail examine /
> trash them?
> Two recipes from my .procmailrc file:
> * ^Received: from 149051672
> LOGFILE= $HOME/spammerhiding
> * ^X-Mailer: The Bat!
> LOGFILE= $HOME/thebatcrap
> Received: from -1214334648 ([126.96.36.199])
> by deleted (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id k6KF5Mb16420
> for <deleted>; Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:05:23 -0400
> Received: from graphimpressions.com (-1217230040 [-1214449216])
> by goodstitch.com (Qmailv1) with ESMTP id 91710279CB
> for <deleted >; Thu, 20 Jul 2006 08:07:33 -0700
> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 08:07:33 -0700
> From: "Conservationists F. Divinest" <dbmaker at graphimpressions.com>
> X-Mailer: The Bat! (v2.00.9) Personal
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