Using RBL and DCC for spam protection

Friday, 15 June 2007, 12:05 AM EST

I run a Postfix-based mail server that services a few hundred users with an average load of a couple of thousand legitimate messages a day -- but thanks to spam, the actual load on the server is much higher. I use Realtime Blackhole Lists (RBL) and Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse (DCC) clients on Postfix and SpamAssassin to reduce the impact of spam.

RBLs are lists of IP addresses of known and potential spam originators. There are many RBL providers, such as Spamhaus, Spamcop, and DNSRBL. These lists are also known by various other names, such as blacklists or blocking lists. Mail servers can connect to RBL servers to check on IP addresses.

At Linux.com

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 2nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //