> On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:10:17 -0800 (PST)
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>
>> > On 27 Jan 2004 11:57:01 -0800
>> > Tom Jackson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'm seeing a number of emails like [EMAIL PROTECTED] coming in to
>> >my> server. They are from different users. Since the local user
>> >doesn't> exist, qmail is attempting to bounce the message back to the
>> >sender.> Most of these are failing, the messages are obviously spam.
> <snip>
>> > You can delete them pretty easily if you create a "catchall" account
>> > and then tell it to delete all e-mail delivered to that account.
>> > Something like "junk" or "spamtrap" is usually a good name for the
>> > catchall account, if you're making it strictly to dump all mail
>> > coming to users that don't exist. Make sure you don't have any valid
>> > e-mail going to that catchall before you start deleting them though.
>
>> Could the "postmaster" account be used for this or would creating a
>> special account be preferred?
>
> I strongly recommend against using the postmaster account that way. If
> your domain is ever believed to be spamming or causing any other kind of
> problem to people on the internet, the postmaster account is one of the
> first places they'll try to use to get you to correct it. Very little
> (if any) postmaster mail should be discarded - even if it's spam.
>
> Jacob

Great point... I'll great a "bogus mail" account instead.

Thanks for the advice... :)

Peace...

Tom

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