Mailing List Message #8559
From: Michael Croft <>
Subject: Re: "Unknown" account questions
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:52:03 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 5.1
At 02:36 PM 7/10/2001, Steve Rothman wrote:
>I'm currently using an "unknown" user account...
>Two questions:
>[1] [why should/shouldn't I do this?]

others can deal with [1].  It is partially religious in nature.

>(2) My "unknown" account is receiving a lot of junk email for a
>couple former users of the system, and I would prefer not to see it.
>... Should I try
>to emulate a typical "550 user unknown" message?

Maliasoft's Mailsiphon 2.5.1 (X or Classic) just added a "fake bounce" feature.  It generates a 550 error for a message and sends it.  It's also useful for dumping large attachments that your users can't get out of their mailboxes.  I find it a very handy tool to use as a mail server admin.

Michael Croft                     "Babeheart?  What's it about?"      it's about a cute little pig that  slaughters the English"
                                              -- Freakazoid
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