[theforum] Lists Moved

Jon Molesa rjmolesa at consoltec.net
Sun Dec 6 16:01:24 CST 2009

*On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 02:26:30PM -0700 Dean Mah <dean.mah at gmail.com> wrote:

> All of the lists, with the exception of css-d, have been moved to the
> "new" server, tron.  We're using a different MTA on tron, postfix, and
> so you may notice an increase of spam to the lists.  This is partially
> due to the fact that I had hacked qmail to catch a lot of the spam
> early in the pipeline.  If the spam because too much of an issue, I
> can look into doing the same for postfix.  I will be looking into how
> best to get css-d moved next.

I've been using the following to reject a lot of spam before it ever has
to be processed by anything else on the server.

smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
reject_rbl_client b.barracudacentral.org,
reject_rbl_client zen.spamhaus.org,
reject_rbl_client cbl.abuseat.org,
reject_rbl_client dul.dnsbl.sorbs.net,
reject_rbl_client dnsbl.sorbs.net,

If you're waiting to see what the spam volume turns out to be just file
this away for now.  But I hope it'll save you some time.  I've been
running postfix for 9 years now and this works well enough for me that
when I turned off (commented out) some of the rbl or dnsbl's I had
clients calling and complaining about the amout of spam.  Barracuda
works very well, and it's free to use so long as you register with them
and list your IP addresses.  You can probably remove
permit_sasl_authenticated as well.  Maybe you want need it, but if you
do it may save you some time.

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