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Can I bounce before spam filters?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wallyball2003, May 10, 2004.

  1. wallyball2003

    wallyball2003 Registered

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    Can default address bounce mail before spam filters?

    I imagine this has been asked and answered -- I apologize but I can't find the answer searching.

    I get a lot of spam sent to email addresses that don't exist, such as to prior owners and workers at my domain. I have set up our default address to bounce such mail and to direct legitimate mailers to view our website for current contact info.

    I used the following to accomplish this:

    :fail:No such address here. Please see www.sampledomain.com for updated contact information.


    HOWEVER, my spam filters catch most of the spam being sent to these bad addresses before the default address can bounce them -- so they go into my spam folder. This is not the end of the world but it is pretty inconvenient given the volume of mail. Is there any way to have the default address bounce this mail before the spam filters grab it?

    BTW, these are spam filters I created in Cpanel.
     
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    couldn't you just dissable your catch all account
     
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    I agree, disabling your catchall (Default Address) is probably the only realistic way that you're going to achieve what you want.
     
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    edit exim config

    in another thread here in the forum, i found the following solutions:

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    Instead of simply:

    accept domains = +local_domains

    use:

    accept domains = +local_domains
    endpass
    message = no such address here
    verify = recipient

    You can add this safely from WHM's exim.conf editor.
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    this checks recipient at smtp level. all mail to unknown accounts will be rejected befor completly received.
    this works fine for me.
     
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