Thoughts on Barracudas?

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Mon Aug 21 21:02:06 IST 2006

Julian Field wrote:
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> Folks,
> I have had some comments from a few people leaving the mailing list as 
> they are ditching their MailScanner setups and switching to Barracuda 
> applicances instead. They claim that things worked fine when they first 
> installed MailScanner, but gradually more and more spam is leaking 
> through, to the point where they have decided to abandon it.

Because of the nature of the application, it has to be constantly kept 
up to date in order to be effective. This is a bonus that you get out of 
an appliance, as everything (should be) kept up to date for you 
automatically. If you are interested, i am developing such an appliance, 
which is based on MailScanner and FreeBSD and will have a more 
attractive price than most of the commercial alternatives. It's still 
not finished, but i am testing it with at a few sites, so far so good. I 
believe i should have it ready for prime time within a few months.

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