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Re: I love OpenBSD's spamd



Similar experiences here.  I went from between twenty and thirty spam emails
a day, to getting one spam email over the Easter long weekend.   Damn
impressive.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Harnett [mailto:danh_(_at_)_wzrd_(_dot_)_com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 12:21 AM
To: Chuck Yerkes; misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Subject: Re: I love OpenBSD's spamd


On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 12:33:11PM -0700, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Quoting Colin Harford (charford_(_at_)_infinithost_(_dot_)_com):
> > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > Have a look at the mods done to it in -current, should be in 3.5 when
> > it comes out...
> >
> > added a nice 90% drop to mail spam...
> 
> How does a tarpit drop spam?
> 
> The use of a blackhole list, sure, but spamd proper is just a 
> bog for the spammers' (or their trojans') connecting machines.

It can perform greylisting now.  I've also seen close to a 90% reduction
in spam.  My personal inbox has gone from approximately 1600 junk
e-mails a week to somewhere around 130 a week.