Adams, Kenneth; Lotus: Managing inbound spam in Lotus Domino 6 - Administrator Tutorial, in: Lotus Developer Domain 2003.

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YEAR: 2003
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LABEL: Lotus Domino | Spam
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Abstract
Most e-mail users are familiar with spam or junk mail: Unsolicited e-mail that is usually sent in bulk to huge lists of e-mail addresses. At best spam is a nuisance; at worst it is a serious problem that can negatively impact an e-mail user's productivity and an e-mail system's performance.
Lotus Domino 6 is an excellent platform for electronic mail/messaging, as well as application development. As a messaging platform, Domino is one of the most powerful and flexible messaging products on the market. The anti-spam features of Domino 6 are one example of the sophisticated messaging capabilities of Domino.
Fighting spam is not an exact science. You'll find the most effective anti-spam weapons are the ones that change as fast as spam does, such as DNS blacklist filtering and verification of recipients against your directories. These features are automatically and dynamically maintained by external service providers and by your internal administrators. Anti-spam techniques that use rules that are too strict and can block legitimate mail, or require too much care and feeding to be effective, should be used with caution.
This tutorial focuses on using specific features of Domino 6 to control, block and manage spam. The most important and effective tools and techniques are covered first. We've included the specific configurations that will work against spam and point out the downsides, simply and concisely. This tutorial covers the following Domino server 6 anti-spam capabilities:
  • Preventing open mail relays
  • Using DNS blacklist filters
  • Verifying inbound recipient names
  • Verifying connecting host names
  • Verifying sender's domain name
  • Using server mail rules