[Mimedefang] Mimedefang/Spamassassin/MySQL Web Interface

Daniel Kasak dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au
Mon Jul 28 21:56:01 EDT 2003

schmaus wrote:

>Would anyone be interested in a web based
>Mimedefang/Spamassassin configuration/quarantine tool with a
>MySQL back end?
>Just curious.
>Benjamin Schmaus
>MIMEDefang mailing list
>MIMEDefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
While this sounds like a good idea, it also invades Roaring Penguin's 
market for CanIt ( which we are currently using under a 30-day trial ).
I assume that since Mimedefang and Spamassassin are both released as 
open source, then there is no legal barrier to you producing a web 
interface to configure the 2, but I think it would be a great pitty if 
in doing so you 'stole' some of Roaring Penguin's customers.

This issue no doubt makes it very hard for companies to release some of 
their work as open source and still attract customers. I'd rather see 
the determined few who can handle setting up Mimedefand and Spamassassin 
do it the free way, and others who don't have the time or do have the 
resources, to pay for the commercial version and support those who 
support everyone else. At least that was my line of thinking in 
recommending that we trial CanIt ( which by the way management are 
pretty impressed with - hopefully they'll approve the purchase ).

Sorry to put a dampener on your idea. It is a great idea - except for 
the above.

What do others think?

Daniel Kasak
IT Developer
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