Any ideas on limiting the total number of SMTP messages processed per day?

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What MTA are you using ? If using Postfix then I believe PolicyD ( has something built into it.


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----- "Jim Munroe (NETONE)" <jmunroe at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Anyone have any ideas on how to limit the number of SMTP msgs sent by
> a
> given host/IP over a duration of time?  For example, users are only
> allowed to send a total of 200 SMTP messages per day through a given
> mail
> relay then they are blocked (IPTables or Access file) until the next
> day.
> We do something like this today using MailScanner and Vispan to limit
> the
> total number of virii/spam msgs per IP.
> Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Jim

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