Re: [fw-wiz] FWTK and smap/smapd

From: Brian Hatch (
Date: 07/17/02

From: Brian Hatch <>
To: Roger Marquis <>
Date: Wed Jul 17 17:44:19 2002

> >Much of the spam I used to receive came from forged accounts.
> >Very little spam actually comes from hotmail, so I don't want to just block
> >them since there are some legitimate correspondents of mine that use their
> >mail (heck, I use a hotmail address sometimes when I'm on the road..)
> Ron Guilmette has patches that do this for Postfix at
> <>. I
> tried them but had too many false positives, even for the commonly
> forged domains like hotmail. They did catch some spam though it
> never more than 2 or 3% of the daily filtered total.

SpamAssassin (which is usually called from your delivery agent,
not your MTA) does catch these forgeries with very good accuracy.
You might want to give it a try.

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