OT: Bounced Email

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at fsl.com
Mon Apr 27 10:25:23 IST 2009

Drew Marshall wrote:
> On 26 Apr 2009, at 19:48, Johnny Stork wrote:
>> Oops, didnt give it a quick re-read before sending.
>> Almost all my email from mailing lists comes in as bounces, such as
>> this one which came in from
>> mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info. And every once in a while
>> I get one of those mailing list probe emails saying that my messages
>> are bouncing. I still get them, and mail elsewhere comes/go just fine.
>> But every mailman list I subscribe to seems to bounce messages to me?
>> I just got one of those probes from the spamassassin list....most of
>> the content removed below. I dont want to send the whole probe message
>> with all the headers since all mty hosts are listed. But I can
>> certainly send to someone off list if they might wish to take a look
>> and make some suggestions.

You should whitelist any mailing lists that discuss Spam if you do SMTP
time rejections using content filters.  Otherwise when people post
spammy stuff - your filter will reject the mail and cause the bounce
actions like this.


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