Barracuda Networks is at it again: Any Suggestions as to an Alternative?

Gabriel Marais unix at
Mon Apr 11 10:10:28 UTC 2011

On 2011/04/09 11:38 AM, Phil Regnauld wrote:
> Tim Chown (tjc) writes:
>> I don't know quite how high a performance you need. If it's just email
>> spam/viruses you are concerned with, you can run MailScanner for free,
>> see It's been around for 10 years now and
>> used by a lot of big organisations, many of which are listed on the
>> web site. Written by a colleague here at University of Southampton,
>> hence the plug. If you install and run it yourself, there's a good
>> community mail list for support and tips.
> 	... or just run amavisd.  MailScanner used to do Bad Things with the
> 	Postfix queue, but since then I think they have fixed that, but I will
> 	admit to not having any experience with it.

I have 6 MailScanner servers in production running with Postfix, not had 
any 'real' issues in the last few years.

> 	As to amavisd:
> 	Have been using it on 1 million mails / day with satisfaction

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