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Fri Jun 26 09:14:49 IST 2009

On 25/06/2009 21:50, Gerry Maddock wrote:
>> How about we start with
>> MTA Blacklists: Zen, BRBL,
>> MTA checks: no invalid recipients or domains at SMTP time, greet-pause,
>> grey-listing? How to get list of valid recipients out of Exchange, or
>> configure Exchange to reject invalid recipients at SMTP time?
>> ClamAV: sane-security -- Which ones? Where's the table that lists the
>> pros and cons? What are the basic ones that everyone should use?
>> SA rulesets: SARE, KAM, sought, what others?
>> SA tools: razor, DCC, pyzor?
>> MailScanner Virus Scanners: clamd, other commercial fast ones?
>> sophossavi, f-prot, f-secure?
>> MailScanner: Don't use MCP.
>> JKF tools: Version 2 of anti-phishing and anti-spear-phishing rulesets.
>> DNS: Get feed of ZEN and SURBL, use one DNS server running rbldnsd for
>> these zones.
>> What else have I forgotten?
>> Please can people start sending me links to the relevant sites/pages for
>> everything I have mentioned above, together with a brief summary of what
>> is legal/illegal use of anything.
> 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.


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