[Mimedefang] What is the best/fastest/easiest way to use greylisting?

Richard Whelan richard.whelan at pipex.net
Wed Aug 1 11:18:21 EDT 2007

Hi Mike,

Having just gone through the same exercise over the last couple of
weeks, I ended up using milter-greylist, available from 
http://hcpnet.free.fr/milter-greylist/. It's incredibly simple to setup,
and doesn't seem to impede performance at all, in fact I would that it
has helped in a lot of ways, as it reduced the amount of mail entering
mimedefang/spamassassin.  've got it as the first milter within
Sendmail, with the mimedefang milter straight after. It's spread across
three servers, all of which share their data with each other. This,
together with the addition of the SaneSecurity signatures for ClamAV,
has made a huge difference to the amount of spam now entering our mailboxes.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Mimedefang] What is the best/fastest/easiest way to use  
From: mike campbell <mike.campbell at oracle.com>
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Date: 01/08/2007 14:11
> I've been running mimedefang for a couple of years successfully with
> it interfacing to clamav and spamassassin. I have decided to try and
> add in greylisting as well and upon checking around I see several
> places that document how to do this:
> http://www.mimedefang.org/kwiki/index.cgi?Greylisting
> http://whatever.frukt.org/mimedefangfilter.text.shtml
> http://mark.tranchant.co.uk/notes/greylist
> http://www.golden-gryphon.com/software/misc/mimedefang-filter.html
> and from the original design for greylisting there is a perl milter at
> http://projects.puremagic.com/greylisting/downloads.html
> All of these look very similar but having never tried greylisting
> before was wondering what is the best/fastest/easiest implementation
> for use with MD?
> Any hints or tips for implementation would greatly be appreciated.

Richard Whelan
Senior Systems & NMS Administrator

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