Anti Spam

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Fri Apr 20 20:43:36 UTC 2007

Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am posting this question here because I know there are alot of ISPs using FreeBSD (including me) and am hoping to get feedback, either directly to me or to the list.
> We are wrestling (as I am sure many are), with spam. Up until now we have been employing Spamassassin locally and using some 3rd party Anti-Spam servervices that are getting less and less reliable as the weeks go by.
> We are considering two hardware solutions, Easyantispam and Barracuda. Barracuda is very expensive, so the most likely candidate is Easyantispam. Does anyone out there have thought on either or both of these? Usability? Reliability? Total Cost of ownership? Integration issues?
> Any thoughts will be appreciated,

How many mailboxes/domains?

We have two Barracuda 400 series units clustered, with 300+ domains, and
about 7,000 user accounts.

Before we had two of them, one was sluggish at times, but since we've
implemented the cluster we've had no issues at all. The lowest level
techs can manage the majority of user related issues with the box, so
other than a few clicks to add a domain or change a setting, it's
literally set it up and forget about it.

We also received the second unit that didn't quite work right out of the
box, so they shipped one up the next day, prior to us sending the
current one back. (Buy the instant replacement).

The units are very easy to implement and administer. As you are already
familiar with the bandwidth requirements, that won't be an issue for you.

We used Postini for years until we switched to Barracuda. I haven't been

We also use SpamAssassin for a few select domains, but the Barracuda's
do all the rest.



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