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Greylisting for Exim

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Greylisting for Exim

Hi Guys,

I see from telnetting to your servers that you are using Exim as your mail server. I am also very surprised to see the higher and higher levels of Spam reaching my inbox. I am not an advocate of tag and deliver methods for Spam handling.

Exim has a feature that would potentially reduce the load that your servers are taking, allow your customers and myself a cleaner inbox. This feature is call Greylisting, you can read about all the advantages of it from this website - http://greylisting.org/

And here is the link to the Exim add-on - http://www.digitaleveryware.com/projects/greylisting/

Please let me know if you would consider implementing this sort of feature to help reduce the Spam that we are all getting that is choking my mailbox on a daily basis.

The benefits that I can see are this.

1. Reduce mail handling
2. Reduced bandwidth utilisation
3. Customers get less spam mail that they have to sift thought.

Thanks
AJ
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Liam
Grafter
Posts: 2,083
Registered: 04-04-2007

Greylisting for Exim

I am under the impression we already do something like this. Undoudtedly there will be some valid reason if we do not :-)

I'll flag this one to our Networks team for a more experienced comment!

Cheers
Liam
Liam
Grafter
Posts: 2,083
Registered: 04-04-2007

Greylisting for Exim

As promised, I have had a word with our Networks team.

Our biggest problem with rolling out changes to our Mail Platform is the ability to test. There is just no way we can replicate the live environment to test something with, to see how it performs under load.

That said, we're going to pick this up in the new year when the new Sun MXCores go live to see if it's something we can implement around the same time.

Thanks.