On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Tim Judd <taj...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/5/27 Mel Flynn 
> <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net<mel.flynn%2bfbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net>
> >
>> On Monday 25 May 2009 13:53:40 Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > > Hello all ,  I want to install a  Mail Server with  Webmail,
>> > >
>> > > Anybody to know a good Stable Mail Server and Web Mail
>> >
>> > I recommend the following step-by-step instructions:
>> > http://www.purplehat.org/?page_id=4
>> It's a detailed how-to but consider the following:
>> a) With Oracle acquiring Sun, one should move to PostgreSQL where ever
>> possible.
>> b) Spam Assassin is a resource hog, use mail/dspam.
>> c) While postfix-admin is ok for one box setup, it doesn't scale at all -
>> you'll have to install it for every physical machine to manage that
>> specific
>> database for that box. I know of no alternatives, hence I'm rolling my
>> own.
> Just thought I should make a couple comments, it's not a message to change
> or correct Mel's message but rather just a idea on a possible solution I
> have deployed and would like input and experience/results relayed to me.
> Put whatever MTA you want, I use postfix primarily.  sendmail would work
> too, but I don't know exim or qmail.
> Install OpenBSD's spamd (that works with PF, and ipfw support is early, but
> there) on the host to block the (at last count) ~460k hosts and subnets that
> are known spammers so your MTA doesn't even have to mess with it.
> Include DNS Blacklisting support with your MTA.  These are the servers that
> have mistakenly sent out a spam and gotten caught.  DNSBL will report to the
> client that it's being blocked and how to remove it.
> I'd love to hear success stories with this.  Both pieces together work very
> well, and I am still working on seeing if any spam does come through.  If
> spam does come through, a product like dspam or spamassassin could finish
> off the job.
> I don't have a live domain, so I can give directions if anybody's
> interested.  Maybe one day I'll write up an article for this.
> I ask please - for those who are interested in trying this, to give me the
> success or not-so-success stories so I can fine tune it and work out the
> missing link.
> --Tim

I just had my first answer to this setup.  only roughly 5% of the volume of
mail is spam.  This is very acceptable given that there's no spam filter
yet.  and the last 5% can be cleaned up with a proper anti-spam solution,
and my first anticipation would be spamd for that solution
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