Greylisting .. nice ..

Res res at
Sat Nov 4 12:34:51 GMT 2006

On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Dhawal Doshy wrote:

> Res wrote:
>> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Jim Holland wrote:
>>> My objection to it is not that it doesn't work, but that it makes all
>>> genuine mail servers work twice as hard to deliver mail.  I like having an
>>> outgoing mail queue as clean as possible, and the greylisters mean
>> This is the biggest point of it, the people trying to get everyone using 
>> greylisting obviously dont see much mail or don't have impatient whinging 
>> @!#$@#$'s as customers
>> It seems to be a big thing with the postmix (intended pun) users
>> for some reason.
> Us postmix users use selective greylisting ;-) See 
> I kinda agree that simply greylisting is not as effective as before. However 
> a combination of policyd-weight (rbl+rhsbl scoring) + selective greylisting 
> still works wonders in my setup..

I use RBL's in MTA rather than score them, if its trash the less resource 
sof mine  I allow them to use the better :)

> i would suggest separating out the incoming from the outgoing (logically if 
> not physically) and add p0f support at the incoming iptables level to reject 
> desktop OSes (thereby taking care of most botnets). See below links for a 
> hint.
> - dhawal


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