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So, Cox rejects the message to me, and then I'm sending it back to an
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Wietse Venema
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 2:05 PM
To: Postfix users
Subject: Re: Fighting Backscatter
> Hi, Wietse. Thanks for the speedy reply. I'm a big fan of Postfix, so
> of all, thank you for developing such a great product. I cringe thinking
> about the days when I used to have to run Sendmail (shudder).
> Ok... so let me see if I understand what is happening on my server.
> 1) SpamCo forges a message from email@example.com and sends it to
> 2) My server (familyname.com) accepts the message because
> is a valid recipient that appears in my virtual aliases file, then
> the message (based on the info in that virtual aliases file) to my aunt's
> actual email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
> 3) Cox.net rejects the mail because it's SPAM and sends it back to the
> spoofed "sender": email@example.com, basically saying "your message to
> firstname.lastname@example.org was rejected because of xyz reason"
Cox rejects the message; YOUR box sends it back to an innocent person.