[unisog] Barracuda effectiveness (vs Puremessage)

Daniel Feenberg feenberg at nber.org
Tue Jul 17 20:44:45 GMT 2007



On Tue, 17 Jul 2007, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:

> mcclenbw at oneonta.edu wrote:

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> The one issue I have seen with the PureMessage and some other SPAM units
> is that they default to using the 'free' lists that spamhaus and the
> rest provide.. and if you have a large enough email list you end up
> getting throttled by spamhaus (if the emails asking you to change your

If you join Spamhaus they will let you use the 'free' lists at high rates 
- you needn't switch to zone transfers unless that is what you prefer. 
Membership is not expensive.

> SPAM DNS lookups to soemthing else). This has been our biggest issue
> with PureMessage. Beyond that it drops about 92% of the incoming email
> because well its definate spam.
>
>
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