[geeks] Re: [rescue] Thoughts on mailing list advertising?
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Oct 12 22:14:51 CDT 2004
Tue, 12 Oct 2004 @ 18:08 +0100, Mike Meredith said:
> > The RBLs are getting downright stupid. I haven't had any of them
> It sounds like you might be using the wrong DNSBLs. Today so far, my
> mail servers have blocked 33301 connections, of which 25882 were blocked
> by various DNSBLs; 19345 mails looked legitimate and 554 were scored as
> spam by SpamAssassin
Which rules come first? If the RBL rules come first, then of course SA
only blocked a few.
I get few RBL hits because SA blocks most of my spam before the RBL
lists apply. I should have mentioned rule order in my post too.
> (I don't use SpamAssassin to block for historical and political
What's the political reason? Just curious, as I've seen a lot of
political reasons for not using RBLs, but none for using SA.
> > block a significant amount of SPAM for a long time now. Things like
> > SpamAssassin work a lot better.
> It's certainly good, but can be very CPU intensive if you get more than
> a trickle a day.
Ah, but not when your provider's machines are doing all the work... :)
All I do is filter on the SA tags.
Good point though. At work SA and anti-virus is a CPU hog. The
anti-virus is worse though.
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