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From John Hardin <>
Subject Re: Massive spamruns
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:53:11 GMT
On Thu, 13 Jun 2013, Alex wrote:

>>> John Hardin wrote:
>>>> As was suggested earlier: greylisting?
> I'm thinking this is sounding like a better option. The IPs change way
> too quickly for me to be able to keep up with updating a DNSBL. It's
> funny -- despite all MXs having the same weight, mail03 is really the
> one that's pounded with these pump-and-dump spams. Maybe I'll start
> with implementing greylisting there.

If the spammers are preferring a particular MX host, greylisting only on 
that host to start with sounds like a good approach.

There's anecdotal reports that spammers focus on backup MX hosts in the 
hopes they are less-well-protected. You might also try changing the MX 
weighting and see if that causes the spam to concentrate on a specific MX 
host. That might give you a little more positive control over it.

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