[LINK] SPAM to my link only address: Fwd: within my wrath of you.

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Sun Jan 7 11:58:40 AEDT 2007

On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 11:29:03AM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Craig Sanders wrote:
> >it may provide you with some sense of satisfaction, but it doesn't
> >actually achieve anything. address-munging is a useless ritual as
> >effective as prayer or waving a dead chicken over your modem. your time
> >and effort is better spent on improving your anti-spam rules.
> Do you mean that the lucky rabbit's foot tied onto my monitor won't work?

it will work about as well as address-munging.

> I can write very tight anti-spam rules, but the rate of false
> positives ramps up to an unacceptable extent and much of that is
> mal-configured genuine servers.

like i said, it's up to you to decide your level of tolerance for FPs.

> >e.g. a recent week had 103398 spam rejected by postfix. a further 145
> Mmmm, that would be a quiet week for me  :)

it's only a small home mail server, handling mail for about half a dozen

over 103000 spams rejected for about 1200 messages delivered. that's
absurd...words fail me over how wrong that is.

(and that doesn't include the spams that get blocked by my firewall
packet filtering rules - i block most of china and some other countries.
they don't even get as far as postfix, so don't get logged. i can afford
to do that on a small home server because i don't know anyone in china
and dont care in the slightest about the miniscule risk of blocking
a legit message from there. i couldn't do that kind of blocking on a
company or ISP mail server).


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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