[CentOS] Re: Q's about switching from sendmail to postfix

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Mar 6 00:41:53 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-05 at 16:31 -0800, John Thomas wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > I also use MailScanner as my wrapper for spamassassin and clamav and
> > find it very, very effective (don't listen to the doom and gloom folks
> > that poo poo using MailScanner on Postfix)
> I had MailScanner installed and it worked great.  I switched to 
> Amavis-new because I was afraid the authors of postfix would stop 
> support for MailScanner.  Amavis-new has the same results as far as I 
> can tell.
it was too hard to work with (amavis-new) whereas MailScanner was a
breeze, is frequently updated, does extra stuff with quarantine,
phishing, etc.

too bad you let the doom & gloom people scare you away from
MailScanner/postfix combination.
> > you do these things, you can forget all about rogue networks as you call
> > them and banned cidr's because you will stop almost all the spam with
> > the proper setup and don't need to do wholesale block of ip addresses.
> I agree with your conclusions.  Greylisting and a tight postfix set up 
> has my Spamassassin mostly idle.  In fact, I have eliminated bayes from 
> spamassassin because I do not get enough spam to train it well.  I do 
> use rulesdujour in spammassissn to get most of the few who make it through.
indeed - this list (CentOS) has a lot of knowledgeable Postfix users
which made my transition from sendmail to postfix easy and very

and a mostly idle spamassassin is a much happier machine ;-)


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