[ILUG] Spam Trap?
Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)
breatpro at exchange.ie.ml.com
Tue Jan 15 11:52:31 GMT 2002
The problem with that is that, how do I put it delicately, those of a lesser
cognitive ability, or those who lack experience may just hit the reply key,
thereby adding themselves to your spam-trap ...
The easiest way may be to look into using something like spam-assissin etc
on your incoming queues. Along with a good procmail filter, this is likely
to trap more than 90% of incoming spam.
The procmail / filter methods are safer for windows clients beyond your
server also, as you can easily filter out various types of attachments
(.jpg.exe, or .txt.vbs etc), and their attendant emails if you want to !
> -----Original Message-----
> Has anyone tried to do this? I know it would take a while to start to
> work (while the dummy address finds its way into the lists), but does it
> work at all? You'd probably make the dummy address something that
> would be sorted close to the top of an alphabetic list so that any
> particular spam shot would likely arrive at it early in the cycle.
> Barry Redmond
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