Question regarding spam wrt general user names

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Thu Nov 16 16:35:06 GMT 2006

David Jourard wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope this question is relevant to this list. If not pls pt me to
> another list.
> I have a small server for web hosting and I have been using MailScanner
> for a while to handle the spam assassin and the
> virus scanners.  I'm very pleased.
> I have spam which is directed to users such as root, mail uucp etc. wrt
> any domain.  Because the e-mail address does not exist it is directed to
> root and eventually to me.
> Is is possible through mailscanner somehow to reject e-mail from
> root at, root at ...,
> mail at , mail at, ... etc.

It's not possible to reject anything through mailscanner.

Reject implies generating a 550 at SMTP delivery time, but MailScanner doesn't
get called until after delivery.

Of course, you can force the message to be tagged as spam in SA by using

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