In the last episode (Aug 01), Robert Huff said: > Micah writes: > > > I `ve got a spam problem and want to run a spamfilter. There is > > > only a problem i don`t no witch spamfilter to choose. Can anyone > > > give me a tip of a good and simple to run spamfilter??? > > > > I'm running SpamAssassin and spamass-milter. They seem to do an > > okay job. > > While I run (and like) this combination myself, there are at least > two caveats of which one ought to be aware: > > 1) spamd (part of SpamAssassin) is written in perl. This is fine for > a workstation, not so much for a high-volume mail server.
Luckily, most of spamassassin's CPU is spent in startup, so per-message costs in daemon mode, although high, aren't anywhere near what they are when you run spamassassin directly. You can also put your spamd on a different machine from your email server to separate the load. > 2) installing spamass-milter requires rebuilding sendmail. (I have > no idea about other MTAs.) This usually sounds more frightening than > it is, but can still lead to complications. You shouldn't have had to rebuild sendmail; some OSes don't ship a libmilter with their sendmail, but FreeBSD does. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"