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Danny Sinang ( (no email) )
Sat, 6 Dec 1997 08:47:38 -0000

I use NTMAIL and it has a feature that restricts the number of recepients
an email could have ( RCPT clause limit per message ). I set it to a small
number ( 55 ). I could set it lower and further discourage the SPAMMER from
using me as a staging point since they have to send and send again.

It's not your perfect solution, but it does some good.

Hope Post.Office has that feature.

Btw, NTMAIL has JUCE. People claim it stopped 99% of all the SPAMMING going
thru their servers.

- Danny Sinang

> From: John D. Kerr <john.kerr@peel.com>
> To: NTISP@emerald.iea.com
> Subject:
> Date: Saturday, December 06, 1997 8:35 AM
> Email Relaying Restriction
> Over the past few days, our systems have been used as a relay host for
> subscribers of other services (in the most recent case - CompuServe) to
> forward out hundreds of Spam messages. This action has put a tremendous
> load on the servers, and generated hundreds of failed attempt message to
> the administrator (me!).
> We are running the latest release of Post.Office (v3.1.2) and it offers
> features to block/eliminate this type of activity (at least they claim
> in their adverts). I have reviewed the options available, and there are
> many - but I have not quite figured out the best solution for our setup.
> What I think is the best solution, which I think would solve my problem
> as follows:
> - Allow mail from ANY outside domains to flow freely into domains hosted
> our mail server. This would mean blocking any mail not for local domains.
> - Allow mail from ANY IP addresses on my local domain to flow out freely.
> This sounds like a simple solution to me, but I cannot figure out how (or
> even if this is possible) to do with Post.Office. Has anyone any
> in this type of configuration with Post.Office?
> My second question, also around Post.Office, is whether I can have all
> messages which go to the Mail Administrator (error messages) go into a
> device?? I really don't want to have to look at all the error messages on
> the Mail Administrator account daily, nor do I want to be forced to clear
> out message from the "Deferred Mail", "Handle Error Messages" system
> administrator option.
> Any advice on these situations would be appreciated.
> John
> john.kerr@peel.com
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