Amavis Quarantine MySql, managing

Antoine Nguyen tonio at
Sun Jun 19 09:01:34 CEST 2011

On 19/06/2011 03:51, Peter Beck wrote:
> Antoine Nguyen<tonio at>  quatschte am Wed, May 11, 2011 at 09:24:21AM +0200:
>> You can take a look at Modoboa (
>> It provides a quarantine viewer/manager and is maintained.
> Never heard about Modoboa, looks interestening... not for me
> personally but for users.
> I for myself think "managing spam" is waste of time.
> imo either you block it or you just send it to the inbox.
> what's the reason for maintaining a separate login or
> interface for potential spam ? I don't get it.
> your
> If it is spam I don't want it. Otherwise I want it in my
> inbox (or in a folder called 'spam' in my inbox) and not via a
> separate interface or whatever. It's just something more to manage
> and learn for users. What's the multipurpose of a separate
> interface ? This is not an offense, just a question....don't
> get me wrong...
> Cheers
> Peter
That's a good question, and the answer depends on your configuration. 
Your solution works well if you can communicate directly with the 
delivery agent. I think managing spam separately is a necessity when 
protection system is acting as a relay, ie. it is not the final 
destination for incoming emails. As far as I know (but maybe I'm wrong), 
heterogeneous environments (for example an exchange server behind a 
postfix and co. relay) don't have a choice... I've been deploying 
antispam solutions (open source based) for companies in my previous job 
and I've never found one that was using something else than a 
proprietary software to handle mailboxes :p

Antoine Nguyen
Modoboa developer

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