Fighting spam via greylisting

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Apr 9 08:53:51 PDT 2007


Jeremy Huntwork wrote these words on 04/08/07 23:55 CST:

> Just to reiterate, greylisting was *not* the reason why posts were 
> consistently delayed today. If it is felt that it is better left off the 
> server, then that's fine, I will concede and will keep it disabled.
> 
> The issue was always with *outgoing* mail from mailman and a flooded 
> mail queue, not a delay of accepting *incoming* mail which would have 
> only happened once for each MTA.

Sorry for the negativity, yesterday. If greylisting makes management
of the server easier, and there's no mail delays because of it, it
probably should be restarted (if it hasn't been already).

Reason for this message, however, is to say thanks to Bruce and
Jeremy for ironing out the issue with the delays.

-- 
Randy

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