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Returns customized email to the sender

Mail-bounce reads a mail message from stdin, encapsulates it to make it look like it came from the mailer daemon and returns it to the sender. It can send fake bounces to spammers so they think your account doesn't exist or notify your "friends" who send you viruses. You can provide multiple templates for bounced messages and make variable substitutions within those templates. This lets you combine mail-bounce with E-mail filters to do almost any kind of auto-response. The program does its own SMTP connection so it doesn't matter which (if any) mail program you have.


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version 1.3.5 (stable)
released on 13 April 2003


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Janet Casey

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Gary Renshaw Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 May 2003.

Version comment

1.3.5 stable released 2003-04-13


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