Spamassassin 2.50 & SQL logging
paul at ESPMAIL.CO.UK
Fri Feb 21 16:29:12 GMT 2003
Oh dear! I knew I'd get a big backlash for that comment!
And I'm top posting!
I'm sure MailScanner can do all that MailSweeper does but yes, it boils down
to the fact that MailScanner has a command line interface and therefore has
a steeper learning curve. I was presuming that the chap who wrote the first
message was a Windows person.
Don't get me wrong, I love MailScanner, SpamAssassin etc but I spend 99% of
my time dealing with MS Windows products and therefore tend to use
MailScanner etc as a first line of defence and MailSweeper to do the more
This is partly because I inherited MailSweeper. If I was starting from
scratch I might well decide to do without it.
It's simply a case of user friendliness. I have no experience of the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Field" <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
To: <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: Spamassassin 2.50 & SQL logging
At 16:00 21/02/2003, you wrote:
>I don't think MailScanner can replace MailSweeper. At the end of the day,
>it is not as flexible (unless you're highly skilled in linux/sendmail etc).
Okay, what can MailSweeper do that MailScanner cannot? (ignoring MTA issues
as that is just a matter of setting up Exim which is pretty easy). I would
like to know, so that I can think about any extra facilities that the
commercial guys have that I haven't.
I freely admit it doesn't have the pretty user-interface, but that's why
people have written things like the Webmin module for it, and
MailScanner-MRTG for monitoring it.
>I have MailSweeper and MailScanner and I use a linux box to do the
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steve Freegard" <steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK>
>To: <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
>Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 1:06 PM
>Subject: Spamassassin 2.50 & SQL logging
>I'm evaluating MailScanner + SA 2.50/DCC/Razor2 on RedHat 7.3 for use at my
>company in place of MIMEsweeper that we use at the moment
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