Few general questions regarding MailScanner

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Sat Mar 6 10:37:03 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 00:06, Jason Williams wrote:
> Would this pose any problems? For instance, is there any way I can set up
> Mailscanner to have a list of valid users to receive email for in attempts
> to block out some of the spam crud?

Yes, theres a number of ways - for one see my FAQ entry
(It relates to exchange, but the sendmail part and general principles
could easily be adapted for other setups.

> How well does MS work as a mail gateway?

Very well indeed

> Any known problems?

If you understand and accept the limitation of the two queue approach vs
milter then pretty much all problems are fixed by Julian almost as soon
as they are reported.  The responsiveness of the developer is one of
MailScanners strongest points.

> What about the
> outgoing mail part?

MailScanner doesn't really distinguish between incoming and outgoing
mail (its just mail passing through), if you want to make a distiction
then you use the powerful rulesets feature to achieve it.  I initially
thought this was a problem (when we moved from MS 3 to MS 4) but with
hindsight I realise just how much more powerful the new approach is.

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