Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#3009 new task

Replace postgrey with postscreen

Reported by: strk Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2024-III
Component: SysAdmin/Postfix Keywords: spam, spoof, email authentication
Cc:

Description (last modified by strk)

On #postfix IRC channel they tell me "postscreen" is a newer approach to reduce spam and does the same as "postgrey" plus more:

zilirc | btw don't mix postgrey with postscreen, they sort-of do the same thing 
zilirc | I strongly encourage people to use postscreen because it has more features
lunaphyte | indeed, traditional greylisting software is not really the way to go, these days.  use postscreen 

Change History (11)

comment:1 by strk, 7 months ago

Component: SysAdminSysAdmin/MailServer

comment:2 by strk, 7 months ago

I should add that postscreen is included in the postfix package while postgrey is in a separate package.

comment:3 by strk, 7 months ago

Description: modified (diff)
Milestone: UnplannedSysadmin Contract 2023-II

comment:4 by strk, 7 months ago

Another thing to add: postgrey (greylisting) is making the mail queue grow and slowing down delivery

comment:5 by strk, 7 months ago

Until upgrade, the instructions to setup postscreen that apply for us (running 3.4) are here: https://www.postfix.org/POSTSCREEN_3_5_README.html

Last edited 7 months ago by strk (previous) (diff)

comment:6 by strk, 7 months ago

See also #2823 which is about upgrading the whole system on the machine running postfix (osgeo6)

comment:7 by neteler, 7 months ago

Sounds good, it hopefully also stops this rubbish:

https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-web/2023-November/date.html

The spammer is not subscribed, the list is moderated and still it comes through :(

comment:8 by strk, 5 months ago

Keywords: spam spoof email authentication added

comment:9 by strk, 5 months ago

Markus: list being moderated and mails from non-subscribed still coming through sounds like a bug worth a separate ticket, please file one under the SysAdmin/Mailman category

comment:10 by cvvergara, 5 months ago

Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-IIUnplanned

comment:11 by strk, 5 months ago

Milestone: UnplannedSysadmin Contract 2024-III
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