Dealing with forged return addresses hitting my domains?

Kimball Larsen kimball at
Fri Apr 21 09:33:17 MDT 2006

On Apr 21, 2006, at 9:19 AM, Michael Halcrow wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:18:31AM -0600, Kimball Larsen wrote:
>> This being said, should I simply configure my mail server to send
>> all these sorts of messages to /dev/null?  What implications arise
>> from doing that?  Will my domain wind up blacklisted as a spammer if
>> I simply bury my head in the sand and ignore the problem?
> It's not your problem. Any service that blacklists your domain based
> on forged email headers is broken, and any mail servers that
> drop/bounce messages based on data from broken blacklist services are
> also broken. Hence, it's their problem.

So perhaps a better approach for me would be to redirect all bounced  
messages to some bounced account, and periodically review that  
account's contents to find any legitimate bounces.

I just wish there was an automated way to do this that did not  
require manual intervention.

-- Kimball 

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