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Re: slow email validation problems

2005-09-14 13:09:01

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 09:20:41PM +0200, Bogdan Tomchuk wrote:

When your system decide to reject message as it consider it as SPAM what 
would have to do remote system? Bah... exactly the same as that what you 
refusing to do: it will generate bounce.

Not so.  Quite often, the program knocking on your door is malware. This
will not generate a bounce.  By not accept-then-bounce a message, this
will already cut down on backscatter.

Also important: when backscatter is reported (for instance spamcop) let
the other host deal with those reports, not you.

I still have a lot of trouble to get why lot of peoples on this list try, in 
way, to move there decision responsibility on remote system.


Not accepting a message _is_ an important decision.  You are saying you
do NOT accept responsibility for that message, you don't trust it.