[CentOS] Milter-Greylist

Tue Feb 14 19:15:27 UTC 2006
Benjamin Smith <lists at benjamindsmith.com>

On Monday 13 February 2006 16:43, Joe Polk wrote:
> It sounds like it will do the trick, then. Should we use it and SA or 
> ditch SA? It sounds like some are.

The biggest problem I have with SA is that it gets it wrong often enough to be 
basically worthless. I mean, great - you filter on subject line, looking for 
"{Spam?}", but then you still have to go thru the junk folder in order to 
look for false positives, and then you end up reading through all the "P3n1s 
P|LLS" emails. 

Gee, didn't we want to avoid this?

Greylisting + blacklists equals good performance, no false positives, and 
greatly reduced spam volume, and usually reduced server loads as well. The 
blacklists I use are xbl-sbl.spamhaus.org, and the dialup/dsl list, as well 
as a few worst-offender countries. (EG: China, Korea, and Russia) 


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