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Remco Barendse mailscanner at
Wed Jul 1 13:46:48 IST 2009

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Julian Field wrote:

> On 29/06/2009 20:32, Remco Barendse wrote:
>>  On Fri, 26 Jun 2009, Julian Field wrote:
>> > 
>> > >   Julian,
>> > > 
>> > >       Just wondering why you don't recommend MCP? I'm using it 
>> > >  currently and
>> > >       wondering if I should disable it now.
>> > > 
>> >  It has a huge processing overhead and as a result is very slow.
>> >  "SpamAssassin Rule Actions" can do pretty much anything MCP can, and it 
>> >  does it enormously faster.
>>  But what if you use MCP on outgoing mail only, meaning mail that is not
>>  run through spamassassin
> You can minimise the overhead with a ruleset on the whole MCP process, but I 
> would still try your best to implement what you need using SpamAssassin Rule 
> Actions. If I had thought of the whole SpamAssassin Rule Actions at the time, 
> I would never have implemented MCP at all. It's now there, so there's nothing 
> to be gained by removing it, and it would really piss off the sites that 
> still use it, so I'm not going to do that.

OK, thanks for the advice. I will have a look at that.

By the way, if i would use SpamAssassin for that job, wouldn't SA filter 
out all the offers for the viagra pills i am sending out?? :)))))

Seriously though, i disabled SA for all our outgoing mail, it would be 
silly if our own spamfilter would start blocking outgoing e-mails, even 
one false positive could cause some very angry faces in my direction.


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