Being the owner of a domain name, I get zillions of spam messages – often hundreds a day. Much of this is due to spammers hijacking the mail headers and using our domain as the recipient for the rejection notices. (yes, I have finally disabled the ‘catch-all’, or rather, I should say I have given it over to SpamAssassian)
I would like to see progress in adoption of standards which could start to curtail domain hijacking this, such as the Anti-Spam alliance specification – but that doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction.
Yes making my whois private has helped, but I did that way too late.
I am trying to use SpamAssassain, hosted by our providers, but the access tools for it seem very primitive. Anyone have a pointer to more than the dream-host faq? (for example, is there any other way, than the address book import, to add white and black list entries? Perhaps you have other suggestions for using these tools? Is setting up my own instance difficult? It seems that there are many options which aren’t available in hosted version.
(I’m not averse to running and administering programs. I’ve been mucking with computers since the seventies (back in the days when they’d post ‘guest’ user credentials over the ASR33 terminals! I wasted miles of HMC paper playing startreck on those terminals). But if I could get the hosted version to do what I need, hey, one fewer thing to have to maintain.)