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From John Hardin <>
Subject Re: Curious phenomenon with 9-repetitions of each spam...
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2011 21:50:30 GMT
On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Steve wrote:

> On 08/09/2011 17:04, Mark Martinec wrote:
>> Sep  8 15:04:43 svr amavis[9242]: (09242-14)
>>   Passed SPAM, [] []
>>   <> ->
>>     <>,<>,<>,
>>     <>,<>,<>,
>>    <>,<>,
>> Message-ID: <201109081759.8B7F082565A0D33F9A15@p00905q4tw>,
>> mail_id: 0eFkT73PzE2y, Hits: 25.936, size: 1608, queued_as: E24C916C02A6,
>> 8169 ms
> In a sense that's what's wanted... /etc/postfix/virtual contains:
> I want all messages to all users delivered to steve.

That's really discouraged these days, because spammers send a _lot_ of 
mail to essentially randomly-generated addresses in the hope that 
something will actually get delivered to a person with a wallet, and if 
you have a catch-all rather than rejecting invalid recipients, you 
actually _get_ all that spam (as you've seen).

Disabling your catch-all would cure 90%-ish of this problem. How critical 
is that catch-all to you?

Also: the log watcher idea wouldn't work, because it's only one inbound 
message. Greylisting _would_ still delay the message and would filter them 
completely if the spammer isn't retrying.

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