users who get more than there share of spam
johnnyb at marlboro.edu
Wed May 28 17:11:40 IST 2008
I just realized that this was not an appliance. I was confusing it with
So what is the real advantage with this? I mean, it looks like a slicked
up version of the open source I already use. Are there particularly good
custom rules sets?
John Baker wrote:
> I don't know if we can afford it but its worth getting a quote. Dealing
> with spam is such a continuous headache and time sink for me that my
> boss is willing to reconsider his standard opposition to appliances if
> its not outrageous.
> Doing everything without spending money is actually written into my job
> description. :)
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Can you afford a copy of BarricadeMX to run on your mail server in
>> addition to MailScanner?
>> It will pay for itself very quickly in all the hardware that you won't
>> need to replace the next time around, as the load on the system will
>> drop like a stone. And you can probably throw out half your MX servers
>> too, and use the boxes for some other better purpose than processing
>> spam. An average site redeploys half their MX servers in other roles
>> after installing BarricadeMX on the other half.
>> That's my best advice for this problem, right now.
>> John Baker wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I wondered if any of the experts on the list had any suggestions for
>>> this problem.
>>> I have a few users who gave their name to the wrong website and get
>>> way more than there share of spam. I've been trying to figure out a
>>> way to bring those numbers down for them.
>>> Most of the spam coming through to us either doesn't make it past the
>>> geylist or gets marked by the Mailscanner process and then sent to a
>>> junk folder by procmail upon delivery. These folks get hundreds in
>>> the junk mail folder every day and hundreds per week that slip
>>> through the process. It makes their mail unmanageable particularly as
>>> we are in an area where many of them still have to retrieve their
>>> mail with a 28k dialup connection when they are at home.
>>> At this point it seems as though improving the spam marking process
>>> for us would involve spending money on external services that we
>>> don't have to spend and it is working well enough for the average
>>> user. Would anybody have any suggestions on how to help users who get
>>> caught up in this sort of thing short of giving them a new address
>>> and bouncing everything to the old one?
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