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Honeypot mail addresses [message #1540] Wed, 01 November 2006 15:08
iyuvalk
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Registered: December 2004
Junior Member
Hi!

I think that the addresses I defined as honeypot are included in the "List of Mail Addresses Used" in the email I receive from the server every day, we have a license for 1000 addresses and I see that the server "thinks" that we are using about 700 addresses while I think that we're using only 500 addresses and the rest are honeypot addresses. Is it supposed to be this way? what will happen when it will reach 1000?

Yuval.
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1541 is a reply to message #1540] Thu, 02 November 2006 14:14 Go to previous message
support
Messages: 919
Registered: April 2004
Senior Member
> I think that the addresses I defined as honeypot are included
> in the "List of Mail Addresses Used" in the email I receive
> from the server every day, we have a license for 1000 addresses
> and I see that the server "thinks" that we are using about 700
> addresses while I think that we're using only 500 addresses and
> the rest are honeypot addresses. Is it supposed to be this way?
> what will happen when it will reach 1000?

Honeypot addresses are also counted against the license.
Mails to recipient addresses exceeding the licensed count are not checked for spam
but delivered unfiltered.
You can upgrade to an unlimited recipeints license to avoid that.



Customer Support
Byteplant GmbH
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1542 is a reply to message #1541] Sun, 05 November 2006 05:53 Go to previous message
iyuvalk
Messages: 26
Registered: December 2004
Junior Member
Well, Isn't that some sort of a bug? I mean those honeypot addresses are not real and the email sent to them doesn't really go anywhere so why count them against the license?
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1543 is a reply to message #1540] Mon, 06 November 2006 03:43 Go to previous message
Heidner
Messages: 121
Registered: February 2005
Senior Member
He's got a point. Since NST is a smtp proxy program, only count the e-mail addresses that are accepted by the downstream mail server. I.E. count e-mail address after the last filter... that would solve the problem.

I would certainly like this also. I'd like to load up about 100 of the most common dictionary attack e-mails. Even though I only have about five real e-mail addresses. But currently that would be cost prohibitive...
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1544 is a reply to message #1540] Fri, 10 November 2006 00:12 Go to previous message
gtojon
Messages: 13
Registered: November 2006
Junior Member
Do Spamtrap addresses have to exist?

GtoJon



Jon S.
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1545 is a reply to message #1540] Fri, 10 November 2006 06:07 Go to previous message
Heidner
Messages: 121
Registered: February 2005
Senior Member
No they do not. But they currently are counted in the number of mail slots used in the NST license.
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1546 is a reply to message #1540] Fri, 10 November 2006 06:57 Go to previous message
gtojon
Messages: 13
Registered: November 2006
Junior Member
Will that change in the future?

Thanks!



Jon S.
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1547 is a reply to message #1544] Fri, 10 November 2006 11:06 Go to previous message
support
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Registered: April 2004
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> Do Spamtrap addresses have to exist?

No, they are accepted by NoSpamToday! itself without contacting the outgoing mail server.



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Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1548 is a reply to message #1540] Fri, 10 November 2006 15:58 Go to previous message
gtojon
Messages: 13
Registered: November 2006
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Will Spamtrap addresses always count towards licensing?

Thanks!



Jon S.
Re: Honeypot mail addresses [message #1549 is a reply to message #1548] Fri, 10 November 2006 16:09 Go to previous message
support
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Registered: April 2004
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> Will Spamtrap addresses always count towards licensing?

Most likely spamtrap addresses will not be counted against the license beginning with NoSpamToday! Version 3.



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