Not really related to white lists, but definitely related to spam:
Since I started testing OpenProtect <http://www.openprotect.com> on my
primary mail server a few months ago my life has become a whole lot easier.
I'm not a big service provider by any stretch of the imagination, but at
this stage I find myself running four servers a couple of hundred sites
scattered around them, some of them very large and very visible to spammers
and other nefarious types.
Before I started using OpenProtect the amount of virus- and viagra-infected
junk I was getting was enormous, primarily coming in from dictionary attacks
and the catch-all email mappings that were so useful in the early days, and
so troublesome now. A huge proportion were bounces (from the removed
catchalls or dictionaries), which simply couldn't be binned automatically,
and were difficult to sort.
Now everything goes through OpenProtect both on the way in and the way out,
and it's all sorted and catalogued for me on the server side, so it never
comes anywhere near my primary mailbox, and doesn't use my lovely bandwidth.
A couple of times a day I log in to SquirrelMail and drive through it, which
rarely takes more than a few minutes. The two SA rules below alone have
freed up an enormous amount of my time.
* ^X-AB-MailScanner-OpenProtect: Found to be infected.*$
* ^X-AB-MailScanner-OpenProtect-SpamCheck: spam.*$
If you run a small to medium sized mail server and you're not a masochist
that wants to spend your days trawling through your mail, or worse, tweaking
and twiddling with your filters and rules, I highly recommend trying it out.
Technically speaking, it's a direct replacement for your MTA, which pushes
everything through MailScanner, SpamAssassin and ClamAV, and handles dodgy
mail with actions you define. It's easily configurable via one well
documented config file, and updates itself nightly with new virus
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: cork-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:cork-bounces at linux.ie] On
> Behalf Of Ronan Kirby
> Sent: 05 November 2004 15:04
> To: cork at linux.ie> Subject: [CLUG] Administrators can be so rude!
>> Its Friday, its raining (where I am at least), I've a
> head-cold and I feel like a good old rant! So thats exactly
> what I'm going to do...
>> * email white-lists *
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