Spamassassin 2.50 & SQL logging

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK
Fri Feb 21 17:09:12 GMT 2003


I am in agreement with you on this - which I why am in the process of
getting the Board of Directors to approve the replacement of MIMEsweeper.

Granted - MailScanner doesn't have some of the UI that MIMEsweeper currently
has - but from a functionality and stability point MIMEsweeper sucks totally
- we regularly have stability issues, the UI leaks memory if you leave it on
the 'Recent Messages' screen, the 'Policy Editor' is dead-slow and doing
Sophos upgrades/IDE updates is a major pain and has to be done manually with
the services stopped otherwise the link to SAVI breaks, and all the mail
gets held off...

I am attempting to write some stuff to make the day-to-day running of
MailScanner easier for the Network Support people here who only know NT/2000
e.g. Releasing quarantined mail, monitoring the mail queues/delivery times,
producing detailed reports etc. hence the interest of writing to MySQL etc.

I'll make anything I come up with I'll happily make available to all.

MailScanner rocks Julian - don't let anyone else tell you otherwise...

Kind regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
Sent: 21 February 2003 16:17
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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