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Thread: Trashing Spam

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    Default Trashing Spam

    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 .....

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    Member WestHost - CSimiskey's Avatar
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    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.
    Chris Simiskey

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    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

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    Senior Member FZ's Avatar
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    Default Procmail to the rescue ;)


    Apart from the two solutions suggested above, you might want to check out my procmail tips here:

    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

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