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Re: No DNS consistency checks in Debian spam filter?

Mike Bird writes:
> The single most powerful and most efficient spam filter test is to verify
> DNS consistency.  Judging by the spam now swamping these lists, Debian
> does not employ such a test.

Debian uses SMTP-time anti-spam methods.  For a short time the list was not
going through spamassassin but I believe that the SMTP-time stuff was still
in effect.  The problem has been fixed now, of course.

> Unfortunately, once Debian has accepted this garbage and forwarded it to
> a million victims, its much harder to block.

Spamassassin blocked most of it here.

John Hasler

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