[rescue] Spam (was: Perverse Question)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jun 8 00:20:39 CDT 2003

   Sheesh, what he said.  One day I'll learn to read everything, THEN 
start replying.


On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 01:16 AM, Mike Johnson wrote:
>> Isn't there a way tag your email address so that it still routes but 
>> has
>> a tag you can use to where spam comes from?
> Yeah, that's the '+' notation.  You use it as a separator on the LHS of
> the @ like so:
> user+rescue at example.com
> That would get delivered to the mailbox of 'user' at the MX host for
> example.com, but with the user+rescue still intact in the 'to' line for
> all your procmail/filtering goodness.  If you think about it, you can
> do all sorts of things like:
> user+amazonorder-12345 at example.com
> Of course, not all mail servers support this.  I think sendmail does by
> default, it's optional for postfix, I don't know about qmail, and the
> chances of any Windows based mailserver supporting it are pretty low.
> Mike
> -- 
> "If life hands you lemons, YOU BLOW THOSE LEMONS TO BITS WITH
> GNUPG Key fingerprint = ACD2 2F2F C151 FB35 B3AF  C821 89C4 DF9A 5DDD 
> 95D1
> GNUPG Key = http://www.enoch.org/mike/mike.pubkey.asc
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