[theforum] Lists Moved

Dean Mah dean.mah at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 16:34:15 CST 2009

On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Jon Molesa <rjmolesa at consoltec.net> wrote:
> *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 =
> warn_if_reject,
> permit_mynetworks,
> permit_sasl_authenticated,
> reject_unauth_destination,
> 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,
> reject_rhsbl_client
> blackhole.securitysage.com,
> check_relay_domains
> 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.

Thanks for the config.  I'll definitely keep it in mind.


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