Spamassassin 2.50 & SQL logging

Paul Welsh 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
fiddly stuff.

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
Webmin module.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Field" <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.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
>MailScanner/SpamAssassin stuff.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steve Freegard" <steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.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

Julian Field
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