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  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 04:20:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <200607200420.38828.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 20 July 2006 03:58, jdow wrote:
> From: "Anders Johansson" <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > On Thursday 20 July 2006 02:42, jdow wrote:
> >
> > I didn't consider spam filtering, that should be done on the external
> > machine, normally
> I've been doing this since SpamAssassin 2.3x days. It works. The
> brief digression that involved PostFix (on a Mandrake build just
> before they became Mandrival) was at best a qualified success. The
> spam filtering is done before it gets to the inboxes due to the
> emailer I am using. (I make my money with Windows development for
> broadcast video uses. I telecommute. I'm constantly shipping builds
> to the customer. It's easier if I don't have to change machines. The
> Linux machines enter for security and some fun. But it HAS lead to
> a small inconsequential patch to partition and filesystem handling
> in the Linux kernel. {^_-} Winks and pats self on back, too.)

Cool, you're into Amigas :)

kernel hacking is something I haven't really gotten into. I tried it once, and
managed to hang the whole machine, and I've stayed away from it since. I'll
keep to the user space :)

> It is arcane. However, since I sit right next to the server I played some
> procmail games. When I receive customer email or email from my partner it
> plays different sound files to alert me. It also proved useful before the
> bug which caused (partially) scored but unmarked missed
> spam in my mailbox. I simply ran it twice if the first time failed. There
> is an absurd kind of logic to the way you can do that with procmail. I can
> also easily skip spam processing for email from the spamassassin mailing
> lists. That is QUITE helpful. My partner writes some of the SARE rules
> and I also do some SA hacking.
> If I was doing simple mail reception I'd still go global fetchmail,
> procmail with a REALLY simple boilerplate to deliver the mail, and
> DoveCot. It'd still take me more than 4 minutes. I have a small case
> of RTFMitis, I tend to read manuals then do when I can. I realize this
> detracts from my reputation. But, gee, I can't help it. And I can't
> find any 12 step programs....


Well, to each her own. That's what's great about linux, there are so many ways
of doing it. Whatever works, and suits your style of working, is good

I still object to the "far more excessive" tag though :)


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