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From: Stan Hoeppner (stanhardwarefreak.com)
Date: Fri Jun 18 2010 - 08:51:06 CDT
Mark Goodge put forth on 6/18/2010 4:28 AM:
> 1. Just discard spam.
By this I hope you mean rejecting the message at SMTP time, not accept and
move to /dev/null.
Regarding the OP's original issue, im my experience, nearly all spam that has
a 'from' address matching the local 'to' address is bot spam. Bot spam is
usually easily killed by using a small handful of good dnsbls, mainly Spamhaus
ZEN as it contains the CBL, and with local rDNS checks against the IP of the
If your default/preferred method of fighting spam is accepting everything and
then categorizing it with a content filter...well...I pit you. This is a
horrible method for fighting/killing spam, and you will forever be plagued
ALWAYS reject as much spam as possible at SMTP time using various sane, tried,
and true measures. For that which still gets though, run it through your
content filters and either pipe it to /dev/null, a quarantine, or tag it for
MUA spam filters. Again, NEVER accept everything and then filter.