RE: MTAs used

From: Deepak Jain (no email)
Date: Wed Aug 26 2009 - 16:09:30 EDT

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    > Now, did you want that in terms of "number of copies installed" or
    > "amount of mail handled"? There's probably zillions of little Fedora
    > and
    > Ubuntu boxes running whatever MTA came off the disk that are handling 1
    > or 2 pieces of mail a day, and then there's whatever backends are used
    > by MSN/Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc. "This MTA packed by weight, not by
    > volume.
    > Some settling of contents may have occurred during shipping and
    > spamming."
    >
    > (Seriously - if 95% of the mail out there is spam, then the top 4-5
    > MTAs are probably the ratware that's sending out the spam. Something
    > to consider...)

    In keeping with this concept, and turning it around. What MTA is exposed to the most spam? (1-x) That should tell you what MTA handles the most "good" mail by also being the destination for the most spam (good, live recipients).

    Or I could be missing something well known about mail flows.

    Deepak


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