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Feature Request - Auto Bounce

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:43 am
by acrinsd
I've noticed in the Blackout list where you can auto-delete the emails on your blacklist, but I would also like to be able to auto-bounce those emails as well. While the chance is small that the return addresses are legit, I would still like to be able to try a bounce.


Re: Feature Request - Auto Bounce

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:22 am
by Digerati
It's been asked for before several times and while it sounds like it would be a nice feature, it's really a bad idea!

Bouncing should only be done to bounce an email back to someone you know personally (like an ex-wife) and you know their email address is valid. For everyone else, it would be much better to just set up a rule to delete their emails.

The problem is, spammers never use their own email addresses. To make it worse, they often "spoof" some innocent person's email address so it looks like it is from someone real - perhaps even someone you know. So when you bounce spam it either goes no where, it hits a genuine domain but an invalid address and then gets returned to you as an invalid address (further flooding your inbox with unwanted mail), or that innocent person starts getting bounceD messages for emails they never sent.

It should also be noted many ISPs don't appreciate their users bouncing emails and it could result in them cutting your service. So just use filters.