[SDBUG] OpenBSD's "spamd" usable on FreeBSD?

Brian bri at sonicboom.org
Fri Jan 26 22:03:03 PST 2007


Bill Gerrard wrote:
> On 1/26/07, Peter Leftwich <Hostmaster at video2video.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone used "spamd" on FreeBSD?  I'm trying to get my ISP to use it.
>>
>> If I understand it correctly, it is a sendmail clone, but with one major
>> difference (improvement?) -- incoming messages are told, "Hollld on a 
>> sec,
>> let me see if I can deliver your message, please wait 3-5 minutes 
>> then try
>> back."  And if the incoming message is a spammer, then THEIR side of the
>> sending gives up and does not legitimately retry.
>
> I don't know anything about "spamd", but what you are referring to is
> called greylisting.
>
> See http://projects.puremagic.com/greylisting/whitepaper.html for a
> general overview of greylisting.
>
> We use a sendmail milter, named milter-greylist which is available here:
> http://hcpnet.free.fr/milter-greylist/
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spamd usually refers to the daemon version of spamassassin.  I have used 
this on FreeBSD.

Brian


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