At 17:47 03/01/02 +0000, you wrote:
>According to John P. Looney:
> > Is it possible/advisible to send back a message to the person that sent
> > you a spam ?
> > I'm thinking something that looks like a mail bounce, but to a human
> > looks like a "sorry, but your mail looks like spam. If it's important,
> > checkout the following reasons it was spam, and try send it again" type
> > response...
> > Kate
>>Problem with this is that for actual spammers, you've just validated your
>address. I tend to filter stuff but not bounce it, and sort it by just leafing
>through the subject lines. Any spam that actually gets to my mailbox I tend
>to complain to the ISP or upstream provider about.
I used do the same, but after awhile your address gets into the hands of
spammers or so it seems - nowadays reporting each spam i get is way too
for what its worth, i use a procmail simple procmail filter which dumps all
sent to me which does not have one of my addresses (or lists i'm subscribed
its To: or Cc: lines... For safety i also allow through mail on which the
contains domains which i may receive BCC'd mail or on domains which i
mail from (i.e. iol/esatclear/indigo/eircom etc.) - It works extremely
But to answer your question i'd opt not to notify the sender the mail was
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