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SpamAssassin options do nothing to prevent BackScatter

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by santrix, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. santrix

    santrix Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2008
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    It's odd that Service Configuration > Exim Configuration Manager > Basic Editor > Apache SpamAssassin options

    Do not forward mail to external recipients based on the defined Apache SpamAssassin™ score

    Even when the outgoing forwarded mail would be classed as spam, the system still tried to send a bounce message back to the original sender - which will almost always be spoofed when the message is spam.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Have you considered using the Greylisting feature available in cPanel version 11.50? It's documented here:

    11.50 Release Notes - Greylisting

    This might be a suitable alternative to help prevent SPAM while reducing backscatter.

    Thank you.
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