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Re: Greylisting for @debian.org email, please

> > I perfectly understand what SMTP is, and I perfectly *don't*
> > understand why having a 30 minutes delay or even a 2 or 3 hours
> > delay in some conditions is tolerable.
> Come one. We're speaking on additional 5 minutes on the first
> connection. Greylist works quite well for me, and I really hope that
> we manage to deploy anti-spam-tools on Debian.

  you didn't read one of my first posts : when the mail you receive 
comes from a big big big MX, and that they see a greylisted domain, 
since the time is sometimes 5 minutes, somtimes 10 and sometimes 20, 
they choose to deliberately let those mail in the queue for 30 to 60 
minutes. if there is 2 or 3 such MX that relay the mail before it 
arrives to its final destination, it can induce 2 to 3 hours delays (I 
already saw it) and it's painful.

  And don't tell me that those MX admins are idiots. If you have an MX 
farm that deal with Megs of mails per day, you can't afford useless 
requeuinf of mails.

  Greylisting should *not* be a default rule for incoming mail, it has 
to many nasty side effects.

btw, I don't know how to help to deploy antispam tools for debian, but I 
can help if any help is welcomed/wanted/...
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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