(2nd Request) Disable scanning for a client that connects

Dave Jones davejones70 at gmail.com
Sun May 24 23:23:02 IST 2009

1. You should smarthost your MailScanner server to your ISP now that
you are on DSL and considered "dialup" by most receiving Internet mail
servers.  This may require setting up authentication with your ISP
2. You should still scan your authenticated email since it's possible
for one of your authenticated machines to get infected with an email
worm.  Do your part to prevent SPAM/viruses/worms from coming out of
your system.
3. Setup your SpamAssassin rules to subtract a few points from email
originating on your MailScanner server to "trust" your authenticated
users slightly.
4. Never whitelist an entire domain unless it is your last option.  If
some spammer ever finds this out, they can wear you out by spoofing
this domain.  If you have to do this, don't do it for common domains
-- only unique/specific ones.


-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Eli
Sent: 23 May 2009 05:57
To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
Subject: Re: (2nd Request) Disable scanning for a client that connects

On Saturday 23 May 2009 03:47:50 Gary Faith wrote:

> Due to circumstances, I had to move the server to dynamic DSL (YUCK!)
and now I need to relay the mail through the mail scanner because
outbound mail would be blocked by RBL's  and I have no option to add
another mail scanner server at this time.  There are other people that I
need to have admin access to mailwatch & mailscanner giving them the
ability to add users, change configuration, read & release messages,
etc.  I do not want others to be able to read my other business &
personal e-mails, etc.  So you see that is why I don't want all mail

You wouldn't need to worry about outbound mail if you configured
sendmail to relay your outbound mail through your isp. This of course is
assuming that your isp's standing is good.


Dave Jones

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