[Mailman-Users] spam, spamcop and mailman moderation

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Fri Nov 10 18:40:58 CET 2006

John W. Baxter sent the message below at 09:25 11/10/2006:
>On 11/10/06 9:07 AM, "Dragon" <dragon at crimson-dragon.com> wrote:
> > You really should use the power of MTA filtering, it will save you a
> > lot of frustration. At the very least, use gray-listing because the
> > vast majority of spam simply won't be resent when a deferral response
> > is sent from your MTA to the sender.
>Unfortunately, the spam engines sending image spam (or at least some of
>them) are indeed retrying and successfully getting through greylisting.
>[I can't say how much image spam might not be getting through greylisting.]
>So the end of greylisting as a useful tool is approaching (I'm surprised it
>has survived this long).
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True, and there will always be an arms race between spammers and 
those of us who run servers to try to protect ourselves from unwanted junk.

But certain approaches are still quite effective and we should still 
be utilizing them when appropriate. Hopefully, the good guys will be 
able to keep ahead of the technology curve to put the screw to the bad guys.


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