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Re: How useful are header & body checks when used along side Amavis?

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    ... Pre-DATA check_helo_access is a much easier, lighter, and more effective means of achieving the same goal. Header & body checks might occasionally be
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 29, 2012
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      On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 09:10:51AM -0500, Simon Brereton wrote:
      > On Dec 29, 2012 8:58 AM, "John Allen" <john@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > My setup is Postfix (2.9.3) + Postgrey + Amavis-new +
      > > Dovecot(2.1.7) running on Debian(Wheezy)/Ubuntu(12.04) servers.
      > > I have always assumed that header/body checks were worthwhile
      > > because they would catch some mal-mail early and thus reduce the
      > > overall cost of processing. How useful are header & body checks
      > > when used along side Amavis? Are they still worthwhile?
      >
      > The 8-10% of mails rejected by my header check for my own IPs or
      > domain names as ehlo alone are probably worth it. The less amavis
      > has to do, the better.

      Pre-DATA check_helo_access is a much easier, lighter, and more
      effective means of achieving the same goal. Header & body checks
      might occasionally be useful for a few things, but in general, not
      much.
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