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Date:      Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:12:15 -0600
From:      Jack Barnett <>
To:        John Almberg <>
Subject:   Re: No spam???
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John Almberg wrote:
> Last week I set up a brand new mail server with a combination of 
> pf/spamassassin/maildrop for spam filtering... Everything seems to 
> work great. All real mail seems to be getting through. I monitored the 
> spamd and maildrop logs during the first few days to make sure my very 
> conservative spam settings (spamd marks email that scored higher than 
> 5 as spam, and maildrop drops spam that scores higher than 12) to make 
> sure that real mail isn't getting dropped.
> At the beginning of the week, I was getting a few spam a day in my 
> spam folder. What has me spooked is that this whole weekend I got 
> exactly one spam in my spam folder (a false positive, in fact). This 
> is down from around 500 that I normally get per day (which is why I 
> was keen to get an up-to-date mailserver!)
> I know this is an odd thing to worry about, but is this normal? Since 
> the spam doesn't even seem to be reaching spamd, I'm guessing that the 
> real hero is pf, which must be blocking 99.99% of spam at the packet 
> level.
> Is this normal?
> TIA: John
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How did you setup pf?  You just have a 'generic' blacklist?

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