Improving Spam Filtering?

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sun Apr 6 14:01:23 MDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:13:13PM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> Charles Curley wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:44:42AM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> >> Greylisting will drop your spam by 90%, even without spamassassin.  You
> >> might look into that as well.
> > 
> > Thanks. I installed milter-greylist ("aptitude install
> > milter-greylist"). As far as I can tell, the installation does nothing
> > to configure it. Nothing in /etc/mail was modified. Other than editing
> > /etc/milter-greylist/greylist.conf to customize it, is there anything
> > I need to do? I found the README, and the section on "Configuring
> > Sendmail with milter-greylist" is gooblydegook. For one thing, it
> > refers to, which is generated from
> Are you using sendmail?  or Postfix? or exim?

It may be working just fine now. From the headers of this email:

X-Greylist: Sender IP whitelisted, not delayed by milter-greylist-3.0
        ( []);


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