Best Way Blocking Spams

Ted Cabeen secabeen at
Mon Apr 28 10:05:08 PDT 2003

"Tim McCullagh" <timbo at> writes:

> I will second what Len has said
> Imgate works "Brilliantly"
> It has reduced my spam intake by as much as 40% in a week.  I have seen
> similar reports from others using it to.
> As for the migration issues.  They are not an issue.  You place a separated
> MX server in front of your current sendmail machine.  The separate server
> doesn't need to be anything special from what I have found.  It just needs
> an excellent operating system FreeBSD with postfix installed and the IMgate
> mods
> Have a look at

So looking at that webpage, it looks like IMGate is just a postfix box
configured with a bunch of RBLs and other blocking systems.  Does
anybody know exactly what RBLs, filters and blocking systems IMGate uses?  

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Len Conrad" <LConrad at>
> To: <freebsd-isp at>
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:01 PM
> Subject: Re: Best Way Blocking Spams
>> >    What about your solutions ?
>> RBL is not a very effective way to block.  It helps, but other techniques
>> dominate.
>> (postfix as MX + any mailbox server)
>> >  I will not change my mail server
>> >    (sendmail) to other one (postfix/qmail) because of migration
> problems.
>> then migrate nothing, keep sendmail on your mailbox server, and run
> postfix
>> as mx.
>> Len
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