Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
washmail

Tackling the world’s worst – a workable solution

Recommended Posts

If you are looking at an end user's filter, have you looked at Mailwasher? It can be configured to use blocklists including spamcop's. Just don't use their 'bounce' function. And there is a why to report to spamcop.

I haven't used it, but I like the idea of using blocklists to filter. If you are looking at server level filters, why aren't you looking at spamassassin?

Miss Betsy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are looking at an end user's filter, have you looked at Mailwasher? It can be configured to use blocklists including spamcop's. Just don't use their 'bounce' function. And there is a why to report to spamcop.

I haven't used it, but I like the idea of using blocklists to filter. If you are looking at server level filters, why aren't you looking at spamassassin?

Miss Betsy

I've actually been using MailWasher for about 5 years (my spam problem is only a year old), and mostly report to SC that way - still the best tool I've had to date. But yes, it's a server level solution we're looking for.

As resellers we're in the middle, so spamassassin is not directly useful to us in this instance - we have little true server access or knowledge.

(However spamjadoo offers a direct intervention option, and solves(?) the bounce need, but of course it's too early to discuss this freshly discovered option(?) in any detail.)

Incidentally my ISP and SP both use spamassassin, but this hasn't led to any of the 'permanent' type of solutions I've been trying to determine/obtain here, and the way my ISP has previously misused or very poorly configured spamassassin has left a bad taste in that respect.

N.B.: I've recently been threatened, so am ending any further input on this thread at this stage.

(EDITED for accuracy.)

Edited by washmail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
N.B.: I've recently been threatened, so am ending any further input on this thread at this stage.

"Threatened?" By your government, the CIA, Osama Bin Laden, or....? :blink:

Most server admins are using combinations of SA and RBL-based filtering/blocking, and it seems to work fairly well. If your provider isn't doing it well, find a better provider.

DT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Threatened?" By your government, the CIA, Osama Bin Laden, or....? :blink:

Can't go into details, but there's been personal communication from the spammer for some time. I think he thinks I'm his toy or pet.

Most server admins are using combinations of SA and RBL-based filtering/blocking, and it seems to work fairly well. If your provider isn't doing it well, find a better provider.

Filtering is not the concern, but rather finding a maintenance free option without loosing too much (or anything - obviously preferred) on the false positive side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm currently looking at a service from spamjadoo[dot]com

From India? Oy...good luck with that... <_<

DT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From India? Oy...good luck with that... <_<

DT

So does anybody know of someone else more reputable that's offering something as good as this claims to be?

Doesn't India do a lot of outsourcing? Maybe some of their IT is reasonable. The site looks convincing enough.

Edited by SpamBasher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Spamjadoo summary;

Pros:

* I consulted some professionals who thought the product's combined offers were impressive and unique, potentialy a best solution.

* I googled it briefly and found only positive comment, including some professional opinion (from a user) which offered deeper insight, especially on their "greylisting" concept.

* My sign up for free trial was responded to immediately.

Cons:

* The initial instructions seem to be in the wrong order (first importance placed last?); quite a concern for someone who's never adjusted his MX settings before... (still hasn't)

* A suggestion to try their SMTP server first as a precaution made sense, but no SMTP address was given, and nothing obvious worked. The closest to connectivety I got was "550 Sender is Spammer" :(

* An initial webform enquiry hasn't been answered 2 days later.

* There's a lack of clear definition and needed basic info on the site.

So not for me at this stage. But it's a glimmer of light... :D

I'm done, topic, thread and all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

* A suggestion to try their SMTP server first as a precaution made sense, but no SMTP address was given, and nothing obvious worked. The closest to connectivety I got was "550 Sender is Spammer" :(

* An initial webform enquiry hasn't been answered 2 days later.

In all fairness I must just add that I did hear from them shortly after, and the test-server response of concern was due to them having not set me up yet.

I got a very pleasant & professional response, & have sent back a long list of questions & concerns.

We will see...

But it's up to anyone interested to find out for themselves.

I will only post again if there's serious concern (and do so in the correct forum for software issues).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×