On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, list wrote:
> I am the moment receiving a lot of mail bounces. Apparently somebody is
> spamming and using my domain as from address.
> Anyway when this happens my rather modest server(in terms of hardware) is
> unable to keep up with the load and bounces mail.
> The problems seems to be that postfix keeps starting instances of
> Are there a way to limit the number of concurrent spamassasin postfix will
> pipe to.
> (In order to to minimize the problem I have tried to use spamd/c but I do
> not know wheter it is sufficient)
> Does anyone know wheter I am the target of a DOS or whether I am just
> unlucky beeing used as spam origin.
Just a thought, but surely if you're gonna bounce the message anyway you
don't really care if it's spam or not. One minor thing though, if your
domain is being used as a 'random' Envelope-from it'd probably be best
if you minimise the bounces, ie: only bounce a few key headers and the
'received:' lines, not the whole message.
PS: I seem to have the same problem, but it's only about 500 messages
a day and as I don't scan bounces all it really does is put a blip
on the logs.
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