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Re: [teacherartexchange] "Spam" email from Greta Burman


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 29 2006 - 10:09:09 PDT

Thanks, Michal, for the original recommendation. My server's not said
anything to me about the bounces, but you're right, it's delightful to
think they're getting their spam back.


M. Austin wrote:

> I am the one that originally recommended MailWasher. I "bounced" all
> those spam messages with great delight at the thought of returning all
> that unwanted junk. What I actually ended up doing is congesting up my
> ISP's server! Those spammers submit those e-mails from multiple
> accounts. They don't use those accounts for anything except sending
> spam, and they change them frequently. My ISP called me and asked me
> to not bounce e-mails anymore, because each of those e-mails I was
> submitting was being sent, re-sent, re-sent, and on and on, because it
> was "undeliverable". So if I was bouncing 10 spam messages a day, each
> of those messages was being re-sent by my ISP's server every 30
> minutes for the next 3 days. So, if you use MailWasher, don't use the
> bounce feature. You can block with no problems though!
> ~Michal

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