[wellylug] Greylisting .. does it work?
blakjak at blakjak.net
Sun Dec 28 17:04:31 NZDT 2008
Make aggressive use of the whitelist options.
I use Postgrey and find it has helped a great deal, though it is as usual,
not a silver bullet.
I have whitelisted all the IP addresses/ranges that I get 'trusted' email
from in a fairly aggressive fashion, basically all valid MTA's should be
acceptable without delay. You're looking to nail drones that can't retry,
You can also whitelist specific addresses, so if you're using a
context-address for a website signup that's going to require email
validation, can be helpful to whitelist that _first_... and save you some
delays... some of those web systems don't retry for an hour or more.. :)
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, Ian Beardslee wrote:
> Actually this is a test to see if the greylisting is working or just
> screwing with my email.
> I've added greylistd to my exim config and the amount of junk coming
> into my systems has gone down massively. But so has the rest of my
> email - I have had some email come in (a test from my gmail account).
> Although it could just be that people have other things to do at this
> time of the year :-)
> Hope y'all enjoying it.
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