Re: DSPAM Setup
On Friday 23 July 2004 16:27, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> On Friday 23 July 2004 15.46, ITC-Hosting wrote:
> > We are currently running a Postfix[...]
> Since you're running postfix... <plug>you may want to have a look at
> greylisting - the postgrey package provides this </plug>
> Unfortunately, postfix 2.1 is required, so woody users will have to
> wait. Greylisting is a very resource-friendly way to limit spam - there
> is a small database of envelope sender/recpt and client IP addresses,
> and it shifts a small burden to the sending mailservers (they have to
> queue a few mail for a few moments longer than otherwise necessary),
> but it is rarely noticed by users at all.
/smilie mode on
Well... there is another severe problem with using greylisting. It breaks
conventional email. I have not seen this stated yet on the list, yet it is
potentially very very damaging to email as we know it...!
Take for instance, the other day. I was just happy, relaxing, sending 28.3
million emails out to some dear friends of mine who -I believe- wanted to
know what I've been up to and what I currently sell. And whaddayaknow, I got
hundreds of thousands "Undelived"-status, as was shown in my emailprogram.
And all that due to greylisting, no less. So. This has got to stop !!
/smilie mode off
So are there -for us poor woody users out there- any alternative means to
deploy greylisting ? For instance, does only postfix have greylisting or do
other MTAs have (or plan to have) greylisting ?
Linux: Because rebooting is for adding hardware.
- DSPAM Setup
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- Re: DSPAM Setup
- From: Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <firstname.lastname@example.org>