Spam and sieve vacation

Janne Peltonen janne.peltonen at
Mon Aug 27 03:58:47 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 11:58:04PM +0200, Rudy Gevaert wrote:
> > Now I'd like to ask the people on this list about their experiences
> > using the sieve vacation module. The risks of automatically
> > responding to spam / automatically forwarding spam / ending up in
> > sorceror's apprentice mode / ending up having our mail servers
> > blacklisted as spam relays - would they be acceptably low?
> We (Ghent University) are using an Ironport appliance to tag spam.  We 
> allow our users to forward email and to set vacations.  We deliver all 
> messages that have a score lower that X (the higher X the more chance 
> it's spam).  For outgoing messages if we think a message is spam we put 
> in a quarantine.  Thus preventing the sending out of spam.

This is interesting. What does it mean that a message gets put in
quarantine? Does somebody have to approve it manually before it gets out
and away? How many such messages do you get per day/week? How big is
your user base?


Janne Peltonen <janne.peltonen at>

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