spam (policyd-weight + excommunicado)

1. See http://github.com/palepurple/policyd-weight – I’m trying to make some changes to policyd-weight (something I’ve been using for ages) to make it more configurable and add in a GeoIP patch which I’ve seen floating around. 2. See https://twitter.com/excommunicado and http://blog.hinterlands.org/2013/11/an-update-on-communicado/ – for a DNS Blacklist you might want to use –  using excommunicado.co.uk as a RHSBL has stopped about 700… Continue reading spam (policyd-weight + excommunicado)

WordPress 3.6 is here….

And a new theme. Perhaps one day I’ll fix my twitter sync script. In the mean time, there’s a bit on Solr on Pale Purple’s blog. along with SpamDyke to stop Qmail being overrun by spam.

Weird Akismet behaviour with WordPress (incorrect spam identification)

One of my customers uses Akismet to protect his various blogs from the masses of spam. Oddly torwards the end of last week, Akismet started to identify everything as spam, with no error message being returned on check of spam, and the admin dashboard showing the api key/akismet were happy. I initially thought that perhaps… Continue reading Weird Akismet behaviour with WordPress (incorrect spam identification)

SpamAssassin ruleset to try and catch India based web development spam

At work we keep receiving emails from sales-droids in India who are trying to persuade us to outsource PHP/Android/Java/whatever development to them. Here’s my first attempt at a spamassassin rule to neutralise it – in my case, copy into a something.cf file in /etc/spamassassin/mail, and running over a suitably loaded email results in : Content… Continue reading SpamAssassin ruleset to try and catch India based web development spam

rsyslog selective logging with multiple postfix instances

Scenario – one Linux box runs multiple Postfix instances. By default they all log to /var/log/mail.log which makes it difficult to see what’s going on without using grep and so on. The server already uses rsyslog, and Postfix is configured to specify a syslog_name to each instance. i.e /etc/postfix-blah/main.cf contains “syslog_name = postfix-blah” rsyslog allows… Continue reading rsyslog selective logging with multiple postfix instances

SSL Commands

I keep forgetting these one line OpenSSL commands – perhaps if they are here, I’ll remember — Create private key file : openssl genrsa -out server.key 2048 Create certificate signing request (to send to e.g. GoDaddy) – openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr  Verify a certificate – openssl verify file.name To convert a .crt… Continue reading SSL Commands