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Checking your IP or domain's status

This is a small collection of URLs and sites you can use to see if your IP or domain is considered "spammish" or not. This is not a complete list, but I'll update it as I find more useful tools.

Senderbase

This is an IP clearinghouse run by IronPort, and used by many commercial anti-spam systems (like, Barracuda). You can check your IP or domain status here.

RBL checks

There are plenty of RBL systems out there, and plenty of tools to check your status. Here are a few:

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Thunderbird and Calendar

I'm a long time Thunderbird user, and it does almost everything that I'd expect from a Mail client. When I got my iPhone, I switched to use [http://calendar.google.com Google calendar], because of it's nice interface to export and access calendars (using XML or iCal). [http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/ Lightning 0.7], the Thunderbird Calendar plugin, is now out, so I decided to give it a spin again. Oh man, the new GUI has improved a '''lot''', props to the designers here. On top of that, the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4631 Google Provider] for Thunderbird also shipped a new update, 0.3, and it works great with the new Lightining version.

Using these new version, I now have a true two way synchronization with my main calendar (Google). I can see upcoming events easily, I get alerts from Thunderbirds of upcoming events. And best of all, when I get one of those pesky Outlook invitations, Thunderbird now shows it nicely formatted (readable), and I can instantly accept or decline the meeting invitation. Since this updates my Google calendar in real-time, my iPhone also gets the calendar events, using the nice iCalendar / iPhone synchronization modules on my Mac.

All in all, I'm very pleased with this setup, take a look at it if you need a professional Calendar solution, and don't want to switch to Outlook and Exchange.

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Mail

Mail and anti-spam systems are vital to me, I get a lot of email, and therefore, a lot of spam...

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Anti-Spam and email tools

This is a short list of tools I use to manage my mail servers (and mailboxes). The main building blocks for my system are
* [http://www.ogre.com|sendmail] for the MTA, with support for [http://www.milter.org|Milters]
* [http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/|Cyrus IMAP] server for IMAP over SSL
* Server side mail filters using [http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/sieve|Sieve]

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sendmail, SASL, TLS and SSL

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! Project goal
When I started this project, my primary goal was to allow for authenticated SMTP over a secure channel. I use [http://www.sendmail.org/|sendmail] as my MTA, not because I'm particularly fond of it, but because it's what I know, and it works well for me. My setup is pretty straight forward:
* ))RedHat(( linux (mix of 8.0 and 9.0)
* sendmail 8.12.10
* Latest OpenSSL and SASL libraries (I gave up on using RHs outdated builds)

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