[CentOS] spam control

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Fri Oct 27 04:24:22 UTC 2006

Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
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> On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 11:01:32AM +0800, Feizhou wrote:
>>> Now, why would you want that ? I can think of no reason why one would
>>> want to use exim + vpopmail.
>> vpopmail has great user management tools? vpopmail is supported by other 
>> mail related software such as dovecot and spamassassin. vpopmail 
>> supports mysql tables which lends itself to integration with other 
>> software that are mysql capable.
>> Why would one NOT want to use (favourite mta) + vpopmail?
> You do know that exim can talk directly with MySQL, right ? And
> since you can specify the SQL Queries, the database can have
> any format, thus integrating with everything else ?

So does postfix. You are missing the point. vpopmail comes with all the 
tools necessary. With postfix or exim, one would have to build their own.

> I even have exim sharing the same table with radius (and currier-imap)
> on one of my sites.

Ah, so you have courier-auth library too.

> Having exim talking directly with spamassassin is also very good and
> easy, and speed things up quite a bit.

Sure. spamassassin milter + postfix milter :P

> Using things like maildrop, vpopmail, amavis etc with exim is
> just a good way to slow things down. The direct connection between
> exim and everything else (spamassassin, antivirus etc) allows you
> to reject mails during delivery, without the need to accept it
> before passing to another agent.

??? postfix -> maildrop -> home dir/Maildir

Nothing in my system goes through vpopmail. vpopmail only creates the 
Maildirs and maintains the mysql tables.

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