fell off the wagon, climbing back on

Martin.Hepworth martinh at solidstatelogic.com
Thu Aug 23 08:56:24 IST 2007


Welcome back - ah the prodigal son returns.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Jeff A. Earickson
> Sent: 22 August 2007 21:13
> To: mailscanner mailing list
> Subject: fell off the wagon, climbing back on
> Julian et al,
> I replaced my legacy sendmail box with an fancy new all-in-one
> email appliance on July 23.  Anti-spam, anti-virus, integrated
> webmail/POP/IMAP/calendaring, shared mail folders, etc, etc.
> And I bailed off the list, thinking life would be good.
> Forgive me, Jules, for I have sinned.  I've gotten my butt kicked
> by both the spammers and the user community in the past month.
> While my new gear is great for integrated webmail etc (and the
> users like it), its anti-spam setup is clearly inferior to MailScanner.
> I figured that the [unamed] appliance might be worse than MailScanner in
> terms of anti-spam, but I was shocked at how much of a difference there
> is.
> Due to popular demand/angry mobs, I am putting my legacy system
> back in front of the appliance to run sendmail/MailScanner in
> relay mode to get our spam back to where it was.  I had left it
> intact, so this was just a case of updating MailScanner, SA, and clam
> and redoing my sendmail.cf file.
> Woe to those who stray from the path of MailScanner.  You
> will be punished.
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College
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