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Alex Broens ms-list at
Mon Jun 29 14:52:32 IST 2009

On 6/29/2009 3:39 PM, Gerry Maddock wrote:
>>> Not advisable unless you run a server with only 3 users: postmaster,
>>> abuse and yourself :-
>> Strange, I'm running servers with more users than that and no email
>> is getting lost. I did notice a decrease in spam after using tarbaby
>> Their site states: "We will not actually receive any of your email
>> under any circumstances. We will return a 451 temporary error
>> immediately after the DATA command. This tells the sender to come
>> back later and try again. Good email is never lost using this method."
>> Like I've said, I run servers with quite a bit more than 3 users and
>> have had 0 problems.
> Its very similar to greylisting in my opinion (which I already use as
> well). Anything to help cut down spam and server load, I'm in favor of. If
> some spambots deliberately try to use lower MX servers expecting less
> anti-spam measures (which in some cases is true, as we have read on this
> list) Any legit email will try again just as in greylisting.

"works for me" != advisable  != 100% safe != under your controll != BCP

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