[Ukfreebsd] mail

Mark Blackman mark at blackmans.org
Wed Oct 29 07:58:50 GMT 2008

On 28 Oct 2008, at 19:42, Jeff LaCoursiere wrote:

> Not neccessarily a FreeBSD question specifically, although I *am*  
> running
> my mail (pine) on FreeBSD...
> I have finally had it with the ridiculous amount of SPAM I manage to
> mis-process every day.  Something like 800/day come in and about  
> half get
> caught by my provider's filter, then another 25% get caught by
> spamassasin.  Don't really know how many real messages get caught in  
> those
> two nets, but if you have to weed through 600 messages per day  
> looking for
> false positives, it kind of defeats the purpose.
> I am ready now to go to a whitelist based system, where only senders  
> in my
> whitelist are allowed through to my inbox.  I am wondering if anyone  
> knows
> of some unix based filters of this type.  Preferably also with a  
> blacklist
> and the ability to respond automatically to unseen addresses  
> requesting a
> reply to get whitelisted (assuming spammers will never reply).

Spamassassin (if you can run one under your own control)  can do both
whitelist and blacklist.


15 seconds of googling didn't find the corresponding blacklist
docs, but I'm pretty sure that's an option with SpamAssassin

I suspect you might want to consider a better mail provider though
or doing it yourself.

- Mark

> I actually started writing one a few years back and never finished.   
> If
> there isn't one yet I will do so!
> Cheers,
> j
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