SYNACK Posted July 26, 2004 Share Posted July 26, 2004 It seems to me that the "bounce" detector is flawed and spammers started to take advantage of this fact to reduce complaints. The following is genuine spam but is falsely identified as a bounce: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z568877069z53...98bf347ba7d9b8z I guess the spamcop parser takes it as sufficient proof if the header contains e.g.: -- From: "Mail Delivery System" <postmaster[at]yahoo.com> -- Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details to determine it is a bounce and refuses to send reports, whereas a brief inspections would show that: -- it is unlikely that a bounce from postmaster[at]yahoo.com would use a Brasilian ISP. -- Bounces typically don't get CC'd to 12 recipients -- there is no "transcript" in the body of the e-mail, just links and images. Hopefully, the mail parser could be improved/tuned such that it will no longer be fooled by bounce-lookalike spam and automatic reporting can be used. Thanks! (This message was actually caught in the comcast brightmail spamtrap). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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