Subject: Re: recent spam attacks...
To: Markus Illenseer <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/1997 09:30:38
Thus spake Markus Illenseer
>  I like the idea which I have seen on my provider's list: A wrapper around
> sendmail which is able to protect you with one or two rules w/o the need
> to programm sendmail with its small abilities.
>  More: follow smtpd.

I have been using this for a month now and it is great.  I use it with
smail rather than sendmail but it works the same way.  It has the added
advantage that the smtp daemon runs as a normal user rather than as root
so there is added safety as well.

I added a new option to it (I sent it back but I don't know when it
was/will be incorporated) that allow you to test out your rules before
committing them.  Very useful for making sure that you don't make a
mistake in the rule set.

The page explains my spam blocking policy
to my users and talks about the mechanism.

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