Improving Spam Filtering?

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sun Apr 6 22:02:25 MDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 04:25:05PM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> Charles Curley wrote:
> > 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
> >         ( []);
> Nope.  That's the headers from my out-going mail.


> Specifically, in the mc file, you want to do something like this:
> INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`greylist',
> `S=local:/var/milter-greylist/milter-greylist.sock')

I did that. There was no socket, but the milter-greylist.conf has it
in the same place. I reloaded sendmail, saw no error messages, but
still no socket. I found the daemon startup script, ran that. I had a
few things to edit, like turning the default to 1 to turn it on.

Don't you just love well documented packages? Where they tell you what
to do in the write-up?

That done, the first email that comes through:

X-Greylist: Sender is SPF-compliant, not delayed by milter-greylist-3.0 (dragon.localdomain
        []); Sun, 06 Apr 2008 20:03:35 -0600 (MDT)

Hello! I am tired this evening. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Email me at Margareta at only, because I am using my friend's email to write this. Hope you will like my pictures.


However, some ham seems to be getting though.


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