[linux-elitists] My Anti-Qmail Page

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Sat Nov 5 12:20:49 PST 2005


Quoting Rob McGee (list+Elite@nodns4.us):

> I could nitpick a few things, but it's probably better to point out 
> qmail's biggest crime: backscatter spam.

My, that's a good point.

The problem of Joe-Jobbing and malware/phishing mails... well, I don't
have to tell people how much bigger a problem they are than 7 years
ago when Dan last worked on qmail.  In 2005, any MTA whose design
ensures that it will spew large amounts of secondary spam (backscatter)
is ethically unacceptable.

My favourite starting point for doing SMTP-time detection and
processing in an MTA's localscan process: http://www.jcdigita.com/eximconfig/




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