Anti Spam

jdow jdow at
Sun Apr 22 08:46:51 UTC 2007

I'd also add to your remarks, Martin, that the list has people who serve
as few as one person to one fellow who is mostly quiet these days who
quite literally worked on a setup handling over a million addresses.
Martin is one of the stalwarts on the group. (I've mostly been quiet for
the last several months due to lack of time.) Martin's advice is well
worth the reading.

{^_^}   Joanne
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Hepworth" <maxsec at>

> Grant
> I'd look at your SA setup, make sure you're running v 3.1.8 abd have
> saupdate-ed recently.
> Also make sure you're running the URI-RBLs, dcc and razor2.
> Third party rules from are a must are as is  the the
> imageinfo plugin.
> You could always ask on the spamassassin users list for advice on tuning 
> you
> setup and get some of the spam you get analysed by  those of us running 
> well
> tuned SA setups so you know which extra rulesets will help.
> Go on as on the SA users list, we're a friendly bunch and will help you 
> with
> your problem.
> --
> Martin
> On 4/20/07, Grant Peel <gpeel at> 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,
>> -Grant
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