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Massive SPAM Increase Oct 06 2006 11:02PM
Alex (incidents alex gotdns org) (2 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase Oct 09 2006 05:01AM
jim barchuk (jb jbarchuk com) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase Oct 09 2006 11:00PM
Graeme Fowler (G E Fowler lboro ac uk)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase Oct 08 2006 09:30PM
Kurt Seifried (bt seifried org) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 01:15AM
Vini Engel (vini fugspbr org) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 04:06AM
Kurt Seifried (bt seifried org) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 05:06AM
Vini Engel (vini fugspbr org) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 06:33PM
Paul Schmehl (pauls utdallas edu) (3 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 14 2006 02:46AM
Valdis Kletnieks vt edu (1 replies)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 14 2006 03:52AM
Paul Schmehl (pauls utdallas edu) (3 replies)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 17 2006 01:20AM
Jamie Riden (jamesr europe com)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 16 2006 05:04PM
benfell raven cybernude org (2 replies)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 16 2006 05:38PM
Paul Schmehl (pauls utdallas edu) (1 replies)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 17 2006 01:44AM
gabriel rosenkoetter (gr eclipsed net)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 16 2006 05:29PM
Valdis Kletnieks vt edu
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 14 2006 05:44AM
Valdis Kletnieks vt edu (1 replies)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 14 2006 05:17PM
Paul Schmehl (pauls utdallas edu) (2 replies)
Re: ***SPAM*** Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 17 2006 01:59AM
Dude VanWinkle (dudevanwinkle gmail com)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase Oct 16 2006 03:57PM
gabriel rosenkoetter (gr eclipsed net) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase Oct 17 2006 01:33AM
Jamie Riden (jamesr europe com)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 11:09PM
Graeme Fowler (G E Fowler lboro ac uk) (1 replies)
Re: Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 11:43PM
Luke Burton (luke burton echidna id au) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase Oct 10 2006 07:44PM
Tillmann Werner (tillmann werner gmx de)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 09:29PM
Tim (tim-forensics sentinelchicken org) (2 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 10:33PM
Paul Schmehl (pauls utdallas edu) (2 replies)
--On Monday, October 09, 2006 17:29:23 -0400 Tim
<tim-forensics (at) sentinelchicken (dot) org [email concealed]> wrote:

>> Its purpose is to reject *all* mail from bogus MTAs - dialups,
>> misconifigured servers, MTAs that aren't registered in the domains' DNS
>> as a "legal" MX, MTAs that don't reverse properly, etc., etc. If the
>> email is forged in any way, it will never make it to DATA.
>
> That's great, except it makes the internet more expensive for the little
> guy. If you're trying to run a non-spamming personal mailserver off of
> a consumer DSL or cable line, you can get screwed by others' policies
> like this because you may not have control over your PTR records or how
> your ISP lists you as a non-MTA with other organizations.
>
> Sure, argue that the little guy should just shell out for a better line,
> but if he could, he wouldn't be the little guy.
>
It wouldn't hurt to actually read how it works before criticizing it.

Policyd-weight (the name implies what it does) provides a weighted score to
each "bad" thing an MTA does. The *cumulative* score is what matters. It
also *subtracts* points for good things that an MTA does. So, the
situation you describe should not be a problem.

If you want to test that, send a test message to geek (at) stovebolt (dot) com [email concealed], and
see if it gets rejected. If it does, look at the headers to see what it
did.

Paul Schmehl (pauls (at) utdallas (dot) edu [email concealed])
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/
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Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 11:48PM
Tim (tim-forensics sentinelchicken org)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 10:47PM
Nathaniel Hall (nathaniel d hall gmail com)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 10:28PM
Brent Kearney (brent kearneys ca) (1 replies)
Re: Massive SPAM Increase {-2.6} {-2.6} Oct 09 2006 10:38PM
Paul Schmehl (pauls utdallas edu)


 

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