Incoming SMTP in the year 2017 and absence of DKIM
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Thu Nov 30 21:07:33 UTC 2017
On 11/30/2017 12:16 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> it’s a rather large PITA for a small site with an admin that needs to count on
> most things running on autopilot most of the time in order to survive.
I have to disagree with that.
I've been running SpamAssassin for > 15 years and have found it to be
mostly trouble free. - I have cron jobs update it's files and rely on
milters to accept / tag / reject messages. - I spend very little time
caring for / feeding SpamAssassin. Probably < 5 minutes a month.)
Sure, I occasionally fiddle with things, but that's because I want to,
not because I need to.
> So, while it might be a higher-quality solution, I’d argue that it’s not completely
> “better” in that any autopilotable configuration of it involves a high degree of
> false negatives or an unacceptable level of false positives.
I've had fairly good luck with autopilot. I also don't see many false
negatives. Nor do people report false positives to me. (Granted, I tag
at 5 and reject at 15.)
> People who want to be malicious are usually less willing to do so if they know that
> they will be identified, so actually, it does help.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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