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Adding extra points with Botnet

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Here is another SpamAssassin plugin that helps adding extra points to get that desired message rejected effect. It was written by John Rudd and available at This plugin does really nice job for me! Here are some numbers during eight hours of operation on a pretty low volume email server:

cat /var/spool/qscan/qmail-queue.log | grep BOTNET | wc -l

That’s great! I did faced already with a couple of false-positives, mainly because our projects host email servers on DSL lines with either no A records or client-like hostnames (which is almost fixed!), but all in all I’m pretty happy with Botnet. Keep up good work and thanks!