Has anyone managed to write a procmail recipe that can effectively identify TMDA auto-replies? You know, the kind that say "To release your message for delivery, please send an empty message..."

Having never used TMDA, I don't know what's commonly customized and what I can expect to see there. I note that the header has X-Delivery-Agent: TMDA/0.62. Perhaps that's sufficient.

* ^X-Delivery-Agent: TMDA

Do folks commonly (or ever) modify their TMDA setup to get around the fact that they're more annoying than listening to Clear Channel Radio?

On a related note, I don't reply to TMDA. Ever. I don't care if you're my Mom. That is NOT the solution to spam. Sorry.

I don't want to see them or even know that they arrived. I'll simply shitcan them to /dev/null and go on with life.

Posted by jzawodn at March 06, 2003 04:49 PM

Reader Comments
# Ask Bjoern Hansen said:

Yeah, the worst part is that I usually get them from people who one way or another asked me for help! I can't ignore them fast enough.

- ask

on March 6, 2003 08:08 PM
# Ben Morrisson said:

What a very short sighted comment. Considering its a one click reply to help someone keep there mailbox SPAM free I think this is exactly the future of SPAM control.

Any other regulation has proved fruitless. Considering most people are email me for help I dont think its unreasonable for them to send an empty reply to me for confirmation and to release their original email.

I am 99.9% SPAM free now thanks to TMDA (which yahoo is now implementing) my prediction is that it will be come a built in standard in a lot of mails servers.

But if a mouse click is so precious to you guys and you take the effort to delete instead of confirm then more power to you. Fortunately I will never hear from you again.

on June 23, 2003 07:54 PM
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