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Re: [suse-security] Fwd: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

The Sunday 2004-06-13 at 18:16 +0200, Arjen de Korte wrote:

> As I have already indicated countless times before and which is shown again
> here, the message was not sent from this annoying t-dialin.net customer. The
> real sender was a 't-dialin.net' customer who spoofed the sender address
> 'suse-security@xxxxxxxxxxxx'. You totally missed my point that bouncing
> messages based on virus/spam content is wrong for the above mentioned reason
> (you'd be creating a new spam problem in the process).

I think that is what the postfix documentation call "backscatter":

|What is backscatter mail?
|When a spammer or worm sends mail with forged sender addresses, innocent
|sites are flooded with undeliverable mail notifications. This is called
|backscatter mail, and if your system is flooded then you will find out
|soon enough.

       Carlos Robinson

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