MailScanner vs Borderware

Chris Richardson crichardson at
Fri Jan 19 20:46:26 CET 2007

the thing we do here is we have build a frontend into our website that 
allows the users to adjust the greylisting and whitelist/blacklisting 
along with the scoring levels and delivery methods. then on the server 
we run a script ever night that rebuilds the effected ruleset that 
restarts mailscanner. it was actualy pretty easy to do and if you realy 
wanted it real time i am sure you could a. modify ms to do rules sets 
off of a db. b. setup some time of demon that could insert and control 
the start/stop features of ms.

Dennis Willson wrote:
> MailWatch does already allow individual users to control their white 
> and black lists. If you use the latest version Steve has included the 
> change I made that allows users to set their own Spam score thresholds.
> The MailWatch code is organized fairly well and therefore is pretty 
> easy to modify.
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 18:21:37 +0100
>  shuttlebox <shuttlebox at> wrote:
>> A colleague of mine who's responsible for quite a large MS
>> installation processing mail for a number of our largest clients is
>> considering switching to Borderware instead. I have built his
>> installation and take care of all the more complex work but he's fed
>> up with tinkering with rulesets (typically white/blacklists) for end
>> users.
>> I know that many of you will recommend him to use MailWatch for
>> simplicity but he wants to move configuration to the end users
>> themselves and apparently BW offers that.
>> 1. Does anyone here know pros and cons of BW appliances besides what
>> you can find out by visiting their web site? I have read their
>> material from there.
>> 2. Is there (web) frontends aimed at the end users available for MS?
>> Is DefenderMX the answer?
>> I want more MS, not less so I want to provide what he thinks MS lacks
>> in comparison to the commercial alternatives (who tend to focus on
>> nice GUI:s).
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