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Re: [opensuse] Can spam be defeated?
  • From: Sandy Drobic <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 11:18:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <458A5F69.6000009@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Joachim Kieferle wrote:
Sandy Drobic wrote:
Joachim Kieferle wrote:

[RBLs listed]

[... more info about blocking mails]

A lot of spam is rejected by helo checks and greylisting.

Hi Sandy,

two questions about that:
1. could you please point to some info about how to implement "helo checks" (maybe a snippet from the and

smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
check_client_access hash:/etc/postfix/client_whitelist
check_helo_access hash:/etc/postfix/helo_blacklist

# put all idiot server here from which you want to accept
# mails despite their stupid admins.
# allowed are ips and server hostnames
# do NOT add sender domains here!!
# remember to execute "postmap /etc/postfix/client_whitelist"
# after changing this file!!
# permit_auth_destination OK

# Put all helo names here that you immediately want to reject,
# for example your own hostname and ip when other servers try
# to impersonate your domain.
# remember to execute "postmap /etc/postfix/helo_blacklist"
# after changing this file!!
# 554 Do not use my name as your HELO!! 554 Do not use my ip address as your HELO!!

reject_invalid_hostname blocks HELO that do not use hostnames allowed in DNS.
reject_non_fqdn_hostname blocks HELO that do not have a fully qualified domain name like "localhost", "friend" etc.

2. is there greylisting available out of the (OpenSuSE 10.2) box?

Not that I am aware of. But Postgrey is not difficult to implement.

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