Anti Spam

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at
Mon Apr 23 12:42:52 UTC 2007

Derek Ragona wrote:
> At 11:43 AM 4/20/2007, 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,
> If your volume of mail is >50000 per day don't use the baracuda.  It
> won't keep up.

I agree that this statement depends on the unit(s) and setup.

We use two clustered 400's, and we realize 500,000 - 1,000,000 emails
every day, and it keeps up just perfectly fine.


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