Spam Actions bounce
rcooper at dwford.com
Tue Dec 1 21:06:38 GMT 2009
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[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Frank
Cusack Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:43 PM To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: RE: Spam Actions bounce
> On December 1, 2009 1:07:15 PM -0500 Rick Cooper <rcooper at dwford.com>
>> ----Original Message----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Frank
>> Cusack Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:21 PM To: MailScanner
>> discussion Subject: Re: Spam Actions bounce
>>> On December 1, 2009 2:05:18 PM +0100 Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at gmail.com>
>>>> Because the "High Scoring Spam" is very very likely to be shite, it
>>>> would be idiotic to bounce it. If anything, shove it into the
>>> Well IMHO it is idiotic to bounce low scoring spam as well. You would
>>> only do this for very special cases (and I'm glad the option is there).
>>> But since this only makes sense for those special cases, I can't see
>>> why high scoring spam shouldn't be bounced.
>> Because high scoring spam is almost certainly (depending on what you have
>> set as high) not legit and therefore the address used is not the real
>> address of the sender. This is how a joe job works
> Yes I know how joe jobs work. :) I have known about joe jobs before
> they were called joe jobs.
> Even low scoring spam, if it is spam and not a FP, is going to have a
> forged sender address. low score vs high score isn't really a joe job
> Again, this is a special use case and why there would be a distinction
> to allow bounce for normal spam and not high scoring spam I can't
> understand yet.
I agree, there should be no distinction, but there are those who feel if
they tag at, say 6 and the spam hits 7 or 8 it might be a fp and bounce. I
prefer quarantine and notify user if they feel like checking... Most can
tell from sender and subject if it's something they want or not and don't
even bother to pickup the message.
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