Re: Greylisting for @debian.org email, please
On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 17:51:57 +1000, Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Saturday 18 June 2005 01:07, Pierre Habouzit <email@example.com> wrote:
>> 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.
Well, admittedly, I greylist just my mail, so this is
different. But I don't read/answer mail immediately anyway (unless
you are paying my paycheck, and those don't get greylisted either),
so people have to get used to email to me not being answered until I
get around to reading it -- which may be days, at times.
> Why is it tolerable to receive 200 spams in a day? On a bad day I
> will receive over 100 spams even though I use most of the anti-spam
> measures that some people in this discussion don't like.
It is not. I get about 7-10 a week, out of a daily email
volume of 800-1000 emails. And I used to check every mail registered
as Spam until 6 months ago, and now do random spot checks when I have
time -- and the last false positive I had was last October.
I don't use RBL based blocking. I do use CRM114 in conjunction
with spamassassin witrh bayes, and I use greylisting on messages
likely to be Spam.
CRM114 did need a while to get trained right, though. But one
does not need to accept swaths of collateral damage in order to
reduce Spam volumes, in my experience.
I waited and waited, and when nobody called, I knew it was from you.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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