I've mentioned DNS blacklists several times in the past.They can be a very powerful tool in the war on spam, but they can also cause you headaches. You can think of them as the "nuclear option" or "the last resort" if you wish.Before you implement DNSBL checks at the SMTP level you need to check and doublecheck how the blacklist you are considering works. Please please please … [Read more...] about Adding DNSBLs Into Exim
As I mentioned a few days ago, MailScanner's Julian Field is currently in hospital where he is in a serious condition. According to a posting today from one of Julian's colleagues he is on the mend: Hi again, Today's news is that Jules is very awake and alert, and is drinking tea. Those who know him well know he gets through a fair few gallons of tea, so this is a good sign … [Read more...] about Julian “MailScanner” Field On The Mend
Julian Field, developer of MailScanner, is seriously ill at present. Here's hoping he gets well soon! … [Read more...] about Get Well Soon Julian!
If anyone wants the slides from my talk yesterday afternoon here they are: Open Office format PDF format … [Read more...] about Skycon Talk – Email Filtering
I'm scheduled to give a talk in the University of Limerick this afternoon as part of Skynet's conference - Skycon. Even though I've given plenty of talks in the past I am always incredibly tense beforehand. This afternoon I'll be talking about email filtering on a large scale :) As there are quite a few hardcore geeks onsite today I'm hoping they'll all have gone to the other … [Read more...] about Pre-talk Nerves