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Re: Fighting Backscatter

From: Wietse Venema <wietse_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 15 2010 - 19:13:06 GMT
To: Steve Jenkins <steve@stevejenkins.com>

Steve Jenkins:
> There are a few entries in there that seem to match the "<>" bill, but I'm
> not sure I'm understanding what they're saying, or even what I should be
> looking for to troubleshoot.
>
> For some background, this is my personal server that I run my family's mail
> on. There are a few local IMAP/POP accounts for my immediate family members
> (they are also allowed to relay mail using SMTP-AUTH), but most of the valid
> destination addresses on this box are virtual aliases that forward
> "firstname@familyname.com" to everyone's respective gmail, aol, cox.net
> addresses, etc.

If you forward spam, then it will be rejected, and that is when
Postfix starts sending spam back to innocent people.

        Wietse