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Re: 5000 x whitelist_from or whitelist_auth entries - performance hit?

From: John Hardin <jhardin_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 25 2011 - 13:28:41 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On Tue, 25 Oct 2011, Robert Schetterer wrote:

> Am 25.10.2011 09:51, schrieb SuperDuper:
>>
>> I am planning on exporting a list of our client's email addresses into a file
>> with 5000 separate lines as such:
>> whitelist_from client@somebody.co
>
> you should choose another way for whitelisting,
> i.e bypass spamassassin for trusted server ips etc

Seconded. MTAs typically have efficient facilities for white- or
black-listing specific email addresses. Use the capabilities of your MTA
and glue layer to completely bypass SA for those addresses since you
_know_ you want to receive mail from them.

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