Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #15185
From: <billc_lists@greenbuilder.com>
Subject: Re: Host Channel Limit
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 14:44:25 -0600
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
At 2:20 PM -0500 2/27/06, Paul Galati wrote:
It is great to see that SIMS is still working well being what it is.  It
is a shame that it is not being developed any longer, in favor of
Communigate Pro.  How much life do you feel SIMS has left in it?
Anyways...

Since SIMS doesn't support SPF (and never will), I suspect that SIMS will pretty much be dead in the water once SPF becomes mandatory. That's why I have begun migrating off.  SIMS in conjunction with ASSP make a pretty strong anti-spam team.  You might try it. (assp.sourceforge.net)


I don't get a ton a good mail but get plenty of blacklisted attempts.  I
still use the Communigate Client EVERY day to monitor our mail traffic.  I
notice that spammers sometimes try to contact me from the same mail server
multiple times simultaneously.  I had my Host Channel Limit set to 3 so
they wouldn't tie up all the connections.  This seems to work OK.  I tried
an experiment and changed the Host Channel Limit to 1.  Everything seemed
fine but one thing I am noticing.  It appears that some mail servers want
to "call" me to verify that I am "calling" them from the same IP.  If the
Host Channel Limit is set to 1, my sending attempt qualifies as that 1, so
the receiving mail server that is "calling" me back for verification of
legit IP is not being served.  I noticed this because mail to a specific
domain started to pile up.  Once I changed the Limit to 2 or more, the
mail was delivered successfully on the next retry.

I can only assume this is a spam junk security measure to weed out the
zombies and such.

Does this sound like a possible scenario ?

Possible.

I'd keep more than one channel open anyway, but that's me...


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