How can I auto-bounce emails?

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confused359
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How can I auto-bounce emails?

Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:30 am

Hi,

I'm using the newest version of MailWasher, and was wondering if it is possible to automatically bounce certain emails, rather than having to check them individually each time and process it.

Thank you!
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Re: How can I auto-bounce emails?

Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:29 am

You must get yourself completely dispossessed of the idea of auto-bounce - this comes to you from someone who bounces nothing less than a dozen messages each day. 8)
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Re: How can I auto-bounce emails?

Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:07 am

Bouncing messages with forged headers is a bad and unsafe idea, the spammer controls where the bounce goes and a spammer with a mean streak can have you send your bounce to an address that can disrupt your mail service or even the service for all users of your ISP.

For my incoming spam well over 90% has forged headers and taking the 10 or so minutes for each message to try to see if they are going to go back to the sender or somewhere else was just eating too much of my day. Also one of my ISPs has told me if I bounce one more message to other than the sender my account will be terminated.

Far better is to sign up for a free www.spamcop.net account and send your spam to them for proper reporting and blacklisting the real sender.
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