[Xapian-discuss] Is utf-8 enabled on version 0.99?

James Aylett james-xapian at tartarus.org
Thu Dec 21 16:18:19 GMT 2006

On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 10:53:35AM -0500, Jim wrote:

> The sender verification process was enabled to help combat the massive
> amount of spam we were seeing and the spam receiving complaints we had
> received.

(1) the delay happens sometimes because we're often deluged with spam,
and is nothing we have control over;

(2) I had a bug in my configuration that would have caused some drops
against the primary mail server (drops, not delays - they would simply
have timed out) - I think I've fixed this, now;

(3) VRFY doesn't help you very much, because I can spoof from someone
else who verifies; indeed, for widely-spoofed domains (such as some of
the ones we run here), people going around using VRFY is fairly
annoying, as we get hit for the operation as an innocent bystander;

(4) if they aren't already, they should try using spamhaus.org, which
I've had great success with as a RBL.

(3) is perhaps least relevant. It may work better now.


  James Aylett                                                  xapian.org
  james at tartarus.org                               uncertaintydivision.org

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