O.T. milter-link - reject phishing & spam

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Wed Jun 28 21:14:51 IST 2006

Stephen Swaney wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
>> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Ken A
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:06 PM
>> To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
>> Subject: O.T. milter-link - reject phishing & spam
>> Anyone using or tried snertsoft's milter-link ?
>> It checks message bodies against surbl or other similar list.
>> Seems to work nicely and takes a bit of load off MailScanner/S.A.
>> Thoughts?
>> It supports whitelisting, so it's important to whitelist things like
>> abuse@, postmaster@, and support@, if you do that sort of thing.
>> Thanks,
>> Ken A.
>> Pacific.Net
> We've been testing and it seems to work well, just like all of Anthony's
> milters. You are right about reducing load, since the message is never
> accepted and is not run through MailScanner or SpamAssassin. 
> Since you are deleteing the message based on spammy URLS you need to be
> careful which lists you are telling milter-limit to check against. Anyone
> considering it should check out the docs at:
> 	http://www.snertsoft.com/sendmail/milter-link/ 

Agreed. We are soft failing with a 4xx error though, not discarding, so 
if it's a legitimate email (with a link to 
ImPKDpGgjgGfuAbrrfkmIIm.zanzzibar.com!), it'll come through eventually 
if/when it's removed from surbl, or bounce back to the sender in a few days.

Ken A.

> And this one is free :)
> Steve
> Stephen Swaney
> Fort Systems Ltd.
> stephen.swaney at fsl.com
> www.fsl.com

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