Improving Spam Filtering?

Hans Fugal hans at
Mon Apr 7 21:00:27 MDT 2008

Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> On 07 Apr 2008, at 09:07, Hans Fugal wrote:
>> Also I recommend setting your timeout to something like 30 seconds. 
>> The one disadvantage of greylisting is that when you sign up for a new 
>> account on a website you have to wait for that email to come through. 
>> Sometimes they have a button to resend the activation email, which 
>> will come through after the timeout. It stinks to have to wait 5 
>> minutes to hit that button, but 30 seconds is almost up by the time 
>> you checked your email, saw it wasn't there, and remembered you have 
>> greylisting.
> Have you used greylist milter or just postgrey?  I am thinking of adding 
> grey listing to my server and am wondering which is the best.

I've just used postgrey, and it was straightforward to set up and works 
great. I think the only tweak I've made is to change the timeout, and 
add some whitelist entries.

Hans Fugal ;

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
     -- Johann Sebastian Bach

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