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Reconfiguring Amavis to Bounce Spam

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I recently reconfigured amavis to bounce email positively identified as spam in an attempt to reduce the load on my mail server. The effect has been immediate. As you can see in the screen shots below, I’m bouncing much more mail (the black on the right-hand graph) and also sending and receiving much less mail. SpamAssassin does a great job of identifying spam.
Send/Receive Graph Spam/Bounce Graph