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Subject: Re: Configuration of the List

Re: Configuration of the List

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 14:38:28 +0200

On 10/2/06, Erik Slagter wrote:
> Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
> > For the record: Any so called "agressive" spam filter replying or
> > bouncing back the spam does in >95% of the cases not harm the spammers
> > personally, but other spam victims.
> That's why you should REJECT spam while it's sent to your SMTP server
> and not discard it at a later stage. This is the only way spammers will
> actually notice their spam got rejected.

Believe me, MANY spammers do not care.
Many spam-bots do not report back to their master (for the obvious
reasons) and getting a REJECT is at least a proof fot them that the
address exists. Then, they try to tweak the spam again to look more
real and stuff like that to fool the filters.

Received on 2006-10-02

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