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Questions on SARE rules, DCC and Razor

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by vlee, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. vlee

    vlee Well-Known Member

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    Should I install and enable SARE rules, DCC and Razor?

    Does this do any good for additional protection for email?
     
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    I know I'm reviving a 4-month-old thread. But I'll answer

    SARES rules: No, don't use them. They aren't updated frequently, if at all, anymore to my knowledge
    - read the note at the bottom: CustomRulesets - Spamassassin Wiki

    Pyzor, Razor and DCC are great. I install them on every server accepting mail. I'm getting ready to install them on another cPanel server.

    Read the article about building a poor man's Barracuda Spam Firewall. Nice read: http://technotes.trostfamily.org/?cat=32

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    vlee Well-Known Member

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    I can not find good install instructions for Pyzor so if do not post or message me install instructions please.

    This is a link for the Razor and DCC install I found this link Shiva's KBase: CPanel : Anti-Spam With SARE, DCC + Razor (Exim)

    What do you think of the link?

    I will not worry a the Sares then thank you for responding to thread.
     
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    With the exception of the SARE ruleset, I think the documentation is very good. Although my Exim settings are little different. I reject during SMTP for any spam with a score over 10.0, and I use Zen and the Barracuda RBL as DNSBLs for rejection during SMTP. I don't accept-bounce anything.

    Of course, if you're clientele aren't predominantly in the US and|or your server isn't in the US, you probably need to be careful about what RBLs you use since some may list more foreign IP space.

    Plus I usually copy the system filter over to a new filename and reference that new filename. And in the new filter file I remove the eml blocking.

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    So how do you install Pyzor on cPanel?
     
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    Go to the following URL and scroll down til you find the Pyzor instructions:

    Building a Poor Man’s Barracuda – cPanel edition - Tech Notes

    Of course, I think out of all of them Pyzor is less effective. I even saw recommendations on one site [I dont have the link] where they suggested Pyzor was basically useless unless a very small patch was applied to it. I didn't apply the path. The version of Pyzor I have is from 2011, and I think the post I saw was earlier than that. So I'm assuming that the version available on Sourceforge is the best version and that it doesn't need any patch to be as effective as it can be.

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