Recently, I have these lines in my daily log, many of them. Jun  8 10:56:24 mail dccproc[13204]: continue not asking DCC 78 seconds after 5 Jun  8 10:56:27 mail dccproc[13207]: continue not asking DCC 75 seconds after 5 Jun  8 10:56:37 mail dccproc[13228]: continue not asking DCC 65 seconds after 5 Jun  8 10:56:44 mail […]

If you using spamassassin to reduce spam to your mail server, there is big possibilities that you are also using DCC (Distributed Checksum Clearinghouses). If you are not (yet) use DCC in your spamassassin, than you should consider to install one. DCC is a free software, as long as you don’t sell the device or […]

There are some users reported to me that emails to certain domains are being rejected. After further check, I realized that the emails are being blocked by uceprotect. This is the error message —– Transcript of session follows —– … while talking to >>> DATA <<< 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [] blocked […]


After recently spammer attack on, I got the following error when trying to update the RulesDuJour rules. The error similar like this: Lint output: [23588] warn: config: failed to parse line, skipping, in /etc/mail/spamassassin/”: <HTML><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV=”Refresh” CONTENT=”0.1″> [23588] warn: config: failed to parse line, skipping, in “/etc/mail/spamassassin/”: <META HTTP-EQUIV=”Pragma” CONTENT=”no-cache”> [23588] warn: config: failed […]

Yesterday, I saw that my rules_du_jour program not running as usual. I can’t connect to, and my rules_du_jour command return “Got 504 from SARE Abused Redirect Subject Ruleset for SpamAssassin (post3.0.0) at…” From the mailscanner mailing list, I found out that rulesemporium is not the only one who under attack, so is, […]

A Good news to start the day. A Seattle man was arrested Wednesday morning for illegal spamming activities. I think all spamming activities is illegal. The indictment charges Robert Alan Soloway and his company, Newport Internet Marketing, with fraudulently selling broadcast e-mail products and services that amounted to spam. The U.S. attorney’s office for the […]


Julian Field (the author of MailScanner) now recently releasing a new beta version of MailScanner, the new beta version is 4.60.6. Able to compress attachments into a zip file. This feature can work on both incoming and outgoing emails. There are many third party software that sells this kind of features with expensive prices, but […]

MailScanner is a very good tool to detect spam and viruses, but MailScanner is lack of reporting tools. It only relay on maillog for logging. Even if maillog file is most comprehensive, for most people it difficult to ‘read’. But there is MailWacth. A web based reporting tool for MailScanner and much more. If you […]

There are new stable release of MailScanner, version 4.59.4. The new release now support clamscan and clamd anti virus. It also support avast anti virus. For more detailed what new in MailScanner 5.59.4, you can read it here. With the new clamd support, we hope that we can have significant improvement in virus scanning. – […]

There are many ways for fighting spam and we have many tools for it. But still, we receives many spams in our inbox, it just a matter how many spams we can tolerate. For some people having 10 spam emails in their inbox will not be a problem, but for others it become a big […]