SMC anti-spam milter

2.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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SMC anti-spam milter is an software designed to significantly reduce the amount of SPAM/UCE (junk-mail) you receive.




SMC anti-spam milter is an software designed to significantly reduce the amount of SPAM/UCE (junk-mail) you receive. SMC uses a dynamic local and DNS based remote "whitelists" (for known/trusted senders), DNS based "blacklists" (for undesired senders), and an original "autoauthentication" system (for unknown, but legitimate senders).

In additional SMC has a set of useful features which allows to preserve mail recipients from dangerous message attachments, HTML includes. SMC is an Sendmail milter (plugin), which stops the junk-mail without receiving one.

SMC uses 3 original algorithms, one of which is "Check relay by NS" simulates a dynamical whitelist and will always accept the messages from mail systems satisfying to following conditions:

1. Mail domain name (the host part of the sender's e-mail address) must have an MX records;
2. Mail domain name and the connection host address must be resolved;
3. Connection host must be listed at the one of nameservers which hold the sender's mail domain name.

The second from the developed algorithms is a "check delays" algorithm which is based on statistical check of delivery delays, generated by a [tempfail] return code, that allows to exclude a direct receiving of a mail, which not passed through the standard mail server.

NOTE: Using this feature the delivery of the mail from unknown, but legitimate senders will be delayed for a count of 10-minutes checks, which setted by the "maxcount" configuration parameter.

And the third of original algorithms is "auto-authentication" algorithm: The sender of a "mail contact" (sender-recipient pair) means as authenticated (whitelisted) if the filters statistics module has registered the both of a sended forward (request) and a recieved backward (reply) messages of this contact. The messages from the such authenticated senders will never be delayed by the previous "check delay" algorithm.

What's New in This Release:

This release adds classic SPF support.
Configuration reload has been added on signal 1 (SIGHUP).
The "NS Relay" algorithm has been renamed to AutoSPF.
The auto-confirmation algorithm has been renamed to AutoSWL (Auto Sender White List).
There is a small bugfix in the AutoSPF and data caching code.
There are new options in the config file, and minor changes to config defaults.
There is a bugfix in the greylisting code.
The code has been cleaned up and optimized.
There are documentation fixes.
Last updated on July 1st, 2008

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