Mailing List SIMS@stalker.com Message #6167
From: Kreme <kreme@kreme.com>
Subject: Re: spamtrap and temp blacklist
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 13:34:56 -0600
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 4.3.1
At 13:01 6/5/2000 -0400, you wrote:
I got hit by a very persistent spammer yesterday. My log has a ton of
lines like (all addresses left intact to identify the guilty :-)):

21:47:30 1 SMTP-059([207.221.169.239]) SPAM? address
<bigguy@rivendell.cc.uky.edu> is a SpamTrap address
21:47:32 1 SMTP-059([207.221.169.239]) SPAM? Mail from
'<contact@gTranz.com>' rejected: SpamTrap
(repeated several times)
21:47:49 1 SMTP-059([207.221.169.239]) SPAM? The host is now on
TempBanned list for the next 1200 seconds
21:47:51 1 SMTP-059([207.221.169.239]) SPAM? Mail from
'<contact@gTranz.com>' rejected: SpamTrap
21:47:55 1 SMTP-059([207.221.169.239]) SPAM? address
<bigguy@rivendell.cc.uky.edu> is a SpamTrap address

Note that just a couple of seconds after supposedly adding the host
to the blacklist, I get another attempt.  Shouldn't that have gotten
a blacklist rejection instead of a spamtrap rejection? Is there an
option I need to turn on to make the temp blacklist actually
effective? I'm running 1.8b8

I believe spamtrap has always been checked first.

the blacklist is checked second because there could be a "whitehole" address.  If a spamtrap is hit though, there is no white hole, the entire message is discarded, so it makes sense that spamtraps get checked first.

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