Mailing List Message #12718
From: Neil Herber <>
Subject: Re: Spam and NULL
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 14:09:29 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
It is rumored that on or about 2003-04-03 10:53 AM -0800, Global Homes Webmaster wrote as follows:
It is arguably better to route to ERROR rather than to NULL,
though, because routing to ERROR will cause SIMS to reject the messages and
tell that to the sending MTA, so a bounce message will be generated back to
the message's sender.

I don't think there is any argument - routing to ERROR is much better for handling spam because it only uses the bandwidth needed for the envelope, no body is transmitted. NULL routing accepts the message body and all and uses YOUR bandwidth.


Neil Herber
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Eton Systems, 15 Pinepoint Drive, Nepean, ON, Canada K2H 6B1
Tel: (613) 829-4668

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