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  • Dan's rblsmtpd blocks spam using the RBL and other DNS-based lists. Because of the size of the RSS zone, they have removed the necessary TXT records that rblsmtpd relies on.
  • Jason R. Mastaler has improved TMDA, an anti-spam system.
  • Lionel Widdifield</a> wrote an anti-spam patch. Someone made some improvements to Lionel's patch, which Lindsay Haisley has ported to qmail 1.03.
  • qregex provides full regexp matching on envelope addresses.</a>With REs (Regular Expresions) it becomes quite easy to filter out email addresses that

contain invalid characters or simply aren't a real address.

  • Andrew St. Jean has added case insensitive pattern matching and logging when a match is found.
  • Chris Johnson has a patch to implement tarpitting in

qmail-smtpd. If you don't know what tarpitting is, it's the practice of inserting a small sleep in an SMTP session for each RCPT TO after some set number of RCPT TOs. The idea is to thwart spammers who would hand your SMTP server a single message with a long list of RCPT TOs.

  • Nagy Balazs wrote a patch to ensure that the domain name on the envelope sender is a valid DNS name. This is not terribly effective against spammers, but I list it here because some people want it.
  • Jon Rust wrote qrblcheck, which reads a message on stdin, grabs the IP address from the Received lines and checks it against five different DNS-based spamlists.

It uses Bruce Guenter's QMAILQUEUE patch. Matching email is not rejected, but instead an X-RBL: header is added, for filtering at the delivery layer.

  • O'Shaughnessy Evans has a set of shell scripts that comprise a spam-filtering system called spamrule.
  • Ask Bjørn Hansen wrote qpsmtpd, a smtp server with filtering tools. It's written in perl.
  • Erwin Hoffman's SPAMCONTROL combines many spam control features. Includes SMTP Auth with CRAM-MD5 support.
  • EnderUNIX Team wrote spamGuard, which scans your log files for "too much" email from a particular user, and adds them to badmailfrom.
  • Russell Nelson has a patch to reject relay probes generated by so-called anti-spammers. These relay probes have '!', '%' and '@'in the local (username) part of the address.
  • Dale Woolridge, James Law, and Moto Kawasaki's spam throttle patch provides a method to rate limit/stutter spam (message throughput) via a highly parameterized control interface. As of release 2.01, tcpserver is no longer a strict requirement.
  • James Grinter has instructions on using SpamAssassin. It's a script that runs from a .qmail file.
  • Chris Kennedy has written the BlackHole spam/virus filter.
  • Noel Mistula wrote checkhab, which checks for HTML, attachments, and binaries in email, and blocks them.
  • Gerrit Pape wrote qconfirm, a delivery confirmation process for a mail address.
  • Chris Johnson wrote qdated to create and verify timestamped e-mail addresses. These addresses expire after a user-configurable period of time; any mail sent to an

expired address will bounce.

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  • q-sorter sorts your email into separate inboxes.
  • Net::QMTP - This perl module implements an object oriented interface to a Quick Mail Transfer Protocol (QMTP) client which enables a perl program to

send email by QMTP.

  • Jeffrey Clement wrote a time-limited email-address program called datedmail.
  • Luca Morettoni wrote qmail-rblchk, which checks the IP address in the Received: line of an email message on stdin against named DNSBLs.
  • Jean-Eudes ONFRAY wrote a [http://www.qmail.org/rhsbl.patch rhsbl patch[ for tcpserver. This lets you block or whitelist email based on the reverse-DNS hostname rather than IP.
  • Christophe Saout wrote a SPF checker that runs inside qmail-smtpd and is written using the native dns and string functions that come with qmail.
  • Jay Soffian has modifies qmail-smtpd to fork/exec $RCPTCHECK at the RCPT TO:</a>. $RCPTCHECK is run in the same environment as qmail-smtpd. Additionally $SENDER is set to the envelope from and $RECIPIENT is set to the envelope recipient (for the

current rcpt to:). Based on the return code (exit value) of $RCPTCHECK, the rcpt to: address will either be accepted or rejected.

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