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Re: spamass-milter flags, where to include?

From: Mooky Mooksgill
Subject: Re: spamass-milter flags, where to include?
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 21:44:17 +0000

From: "Jack L. Stone" <address@hidden>
To: Dan Nelson <address@hidden>, Mooky Mooksgill <address@hidden>
CC: address@hidden
Subject: Re: spamass-milter flags, where to include?
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 14:11:29 -0500

At 01:02 PM 5.14.2004 -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
>In the last episode (May 14), Mooky Mooksgill said:
>> Thanks for the example. I'm not sure how mine gets invoked though...
>> Here's the script... Can I just append the flag to DAEMON line, eg,
>> DAEMON=/usr/local/sbin/spamass-milter -r 14? Do you think the script
>> will still work?
>No; stick it lower down:
>>                "${DAEMON}" -p "${SOCKET}" -f &
>^ on this line, so it reads "-f -r 15 &".  I have an updated FreeBSD rc
>script in CVS that uses rc.subr and is much easier to change flags.
>With the new setup, you'd just put this in /etc/rc.conf:
>spamass_milter_flags="-r 20"
>    Dan Nelson
>    address@hidden

Dan: Indeed! Even better!

I look forward to the new script. Does it require a new spamass-milter, or that I upgrade any other component?

Since I'm now dropping spam above 15, what are the implications?

Mail from our ISP arrives on the server via pop3 with fetchmail, spamass-milter/clamav/and sendmail deliver it to local user accounts on the server, users then query their accounts via qpopper with outlook.

The filtering server does not resolve with DNS, I seem to be getting bounces from the bounces that the -r 15 sends.

I'm attaching several of these messages.

The bounce of bounced messages appear in my root mailbox, and some seem not to score as spam with SA...

Should I make this machine resolve? I can't give it reverse DNS --> It's a machine on an internal network, and the IP is not static.

Is there something I can do to not send the bounce (but still drop the message), so when they bounce my bounce, I don't get it...

Is this expected? It seems to be useless traffic. And provides spammers bits of informatiom.

Is it still a benefit receiving these bounces compared to just receiving all the spam (not using the -r flag).

Best regards,
Jack L. Stone,

Sage American

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