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Re: Greylisting for <at> debian.org email, please

Pierre Habouzit <madcoder <at> debian.org> writes:

> Le Jeu 16 Juin 2005 14:33, Santiago Vila a écrit :
> > Now that we have released sarge, I would like to ask debian-admin and
> > the Project Leader to consider seriously doing something to reduce
> > the level of spam we have to receive, store, and filter in our
> >  <at> debian.org addresses.
> >
> > For example, we could use greylisting. Or we could reject messages
> > that are known to come directly from trojanized windows machines
> > acting as open proxies. Or even better, we could do both things.
> I fully disagree, greylisting is really painful, and I really hope this 
> would never be used as a default rule for email filtering.
> I'd prefer to see some tools like dspam/bogofilter/... used instead of 
> the heavy and not efficient enought SA.

I've found that a combination of:

* RBLs that dont suck
 - dsbl
 - sbl-xbl
* URI-based filtering URIBL
* dspam

has worked *very* well for me.  Even if you don't really want the spamhaus list,
look into using the dsbl.  It mostly consists of the worst configured hosts out
there -- ones where someone was able to fool it to list itself on the list.

I also echo that greylisting is a real pain.


Scott Dier <dieman@ringworld.org>

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