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Re: score=100.0 required=3.0 tests=SHORTCIRCUIT,,USER_IN_BLACKLIST

From: Giles Coochey <giles_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 14:02:18 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On 27/01/2011 14:53, J4K wrote:
>
>
> However, spam was not rejected, although I think that this might cause
> unnecessary backscatter in the case of probably forged From addresses,
> which is a little unfair.
>
A reject 'in SMTP-session' will not cause backscatter... you have not
accepted the message at all, it is up to the server trying to deliver
the message to decide whether it will backscatter to the From address
that it probably forged in the first place.
If it didn't forge it then it was an open-SMTP relay, and shouldn't be
trying to deliver the message at all... it is the cause of any possible
backscatter.

Thanks

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