View Full Version : Trashing Spam

05-12-2003, 03:49 PM
Dang, I hate spam and those who send it, I must get 200 junk mails a day, and if I not dumping those, the phones ringing with those other idiots tring to sell me crap I would never think of buying, even if I needed it ...... my question is .... I've taking the e-mail address that most of the trash is addressed to and in the control panel, im forwarding to dev/null , but in testing I get a no know user e-mail back, is there a way to just have the spam deleted and not send a response back to the phony jerks that send this crap out? What a waist of time and resources for everyone ...

BTW, if anyone would like to recieve my trash mail, I'll gladlt forward it to you .... didn't think so .....

WestHost - CSimiskey
05-12-2003, 04:04 PM
Rick, what you may want to try is instead of blocking the specific email, just don't have a default entry in your redirect list. If there is no default, then any email not sent to a valid redirect address, or a valid POP account for your domain will just disappear into the ether. This of course means less leniency for miss-spelled emails sent to you, but prevents the abuse of a "catch-all" email account as well.

07-31-2003, 06:47 PM

You might want to check out our solution at:

It is a "wrap-around" and front-end for SpamAssassin that puts the whitelisting and blacklisting outside of the SA user_prefs file. And you can permanently white/blacklist with one mouse-click. It also works great with "catch-all" mailboxes or forwarded mail from other mailboxes.

Joe Halbrook, CTO
Permission Technologies

08-01-2003, 01:50 PM

Apart from the two solutions suggested above, you might want to check out my procmail tips here: http://forums.westhost.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=151

It is a very powerful "mail filtering" method... And works great with SpamAssassin (you'll see the example and understand why I say this). You can use it to send mail to /dev/null too :D