advice on anti-spam tools

Peter N. M. Hansteen peter at
Tue Apr 3 12:57:30 UTC 2007

Angelin Lalev <lalev at> writes:

> My e-mail server is running the latest spamassassin with all of the
> black= list enabled and etc. but I still receive over 20 spam
> messages a day ("image" spam mostly).

how about greylisting?  putting something like a greylisting pf/spamd
in front of your mail server kills an awful lot of spam.  keep
spamassassin in there by all means, but after you start greylisting
you most likely will see the load on the machine drop considerably.

it's fairly easy to implement too.

Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
"First, we kill all the spammers" The Usenet Bard, "Twice-forwarded tales"
delilah spamd[29949]: disconnected after 42673 seconds.

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