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Re: Is there a way to block "invalid" non delivery notifications?

From: Daniel Lemke <lemke_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jun 30 2010 - 11:14:08 GMT

Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:
> the first can be catched by using ok_locales
We are already using ok_locales, but it does not score all of the mail and
if it scores, the few points at all are not enough to identify it as spam
(since bayes still scores negative). I already trained bayes with hundreds
of mails, but it still doesn't recognize this ndr as spam.

> For others, there's VBounce plugin that detects delivery notices (and
> similar messages like autoresponders) and tag them for other processing.
> You need to configure whitelist_bounce_relays for this plugin to work.

That sounds quite nice, but the documentation says the plugin looks for the
specified mta relay in the Received: header of the mail. If found, it is not
marked as an invalid bounce. This may be a problem because most bounces do
have header information that looks like this (where is our mta):

Received: from ( by ( with Microsoft SMTP
 id 14.0.694.0; Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:20:36 +0200
Received: from Exchange.ase.local ([] verified) by (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 5.2.5) with ESMTP id 6308858 for; Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:14:11 +0500

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