Reject message only if it's not a spam
mat.krawczyk at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 10:47:41 UTC 2015
Thank you for your prompt answer.
I would like to inform sender that sending message to some combination
of recipients is not possible. Until now we were using custom milter
scripts in postfix and I would like to migrate it in to the
I don't want to send reject messages to fake/spam recipients.I think
that at the level of "reject message" it should be possible to send
reject answer message only to messages which are believed not to be a
2015-09-30 12:19 GMT+02:00 Antony Stone
<Antony.Stone at mailscanner.open.source.it>:
> On Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 12:12:04, Mateusz Krawczyk wrote:
> Yes, we saw your message the first time. No need to send a duplicate.
>> I'm trying to write a custom perl function for "Reject Message" config
>> parameter. I would like to bounce / reject mails only if there are
>> definitely not spam.
> Okay, so you want to bounce, or reject, only non-spam...
> What are you doing with spam? Hopefully rejecting or discarding.
> So, ignoring the bounce option for the time being, why do you need to know
> whether an email is spam or not in order to reject or discard it? Just do it.
> (I'm assuming that by "reject" you mean "discard once your mail server has
> accepted it" and not "reject during SMTP dialogue", since this is all
> MailScanner can do - you would need other tools to reject at the SMTP stage.)
> And, returning to the bounce option, why would you ever want to do this? The
> only reason which occurs to me at present is for no-longer valid email
> addresses - in which case you should be rejecting at the SMTP stage, at which
> point valid senders will be told "your message could not be delivered".
> If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it,
> we'd be so simple that we couldn't.
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