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  • Yes, it's called a "joe-job", and it's one of the things that SPF will specifically squash. (SPF -> http://spf.pobox.com)

    Also, do you have any catch-all addresses? MANY joejobs were coming to me at "garbagestring@petdance.com", so I turned off my catch-all address.

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    • Hmmm ... They contain mail seamingly sent from my email address to others, like e.g. the php mailing list, graphviz and such. I get bounces from them because e.g. the mail sent to them seems to contain a virus or got sent to an unknown account at that host.

      I'm not sure if this falls under the category joe-job also?

      johan
  • This is how I stopped the majority of the bounces from getting into my inbox...

    Stopping the Joe Job Bounces [perl.org]

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  • I've been using the same pobox email address for more than a few years now and its gets absolutely clobbered with spam, viruses and virus bounces. Mostly from being in the Perl documentation. My current setup is a lightly tweaked SA + pobox.com's own spam filtering and that cuts out most everything.

    Virus bounces were a bit more of a problem. Fortunately, SA to the rescue! [exit0.us] Unfortunately the scores on those aren't tweaked very well and the recommendation that you just chuck anything that matches one of

  • You're fed up with people bouncing spam to you and your solution is to bounce spam to other people? That doesn't seem very useful.

  • Use an envelope from different from your From: header and ignore all bounces not coming from there.

    This works very well for me. Although juerd [[AT]] convolution [[DOT]] nl is my mail address, I use an envelope from of juerd [[AT]] c4 [[DOT]] convolution [[DOT]] nl. Both addresses exist, but the c4 address is never used for anything besides bounces (and SPF checks, hopefully). All bounces coming in at the non-c4 address are delivered to /dev/null.