Commercial filtering (was Re:[Mimedefang] ADMINISTRIVIA:Out-of-office replies)

Cormack, Ken ken.cormack at
Fri Sep 7 16:39:22 EDT 2007

> That's ironic, given that Iron Mail is running FreeBSD plus a bunch of
> open-source tools and some proprietary bits (as are most anti-spam
> appliances.)

I agree...

But it's not a distro that we installed "bare metal" from a generic
distribution CD, onto generic hardware... (the appliances are blue, and
have very nice logos on them.  And the O/S and app came pre-installed.)

The IronMail appliances by default, don't offer the user a "command
line"... (and the management would never see that anyway.)

It has a GUI... (isnt it pretty?)

We payed money for it... (so we can sue in court if they don't call
us back in 4 hours.)

It doesn't require an employee to read the RFCs... (There's no
RFC relating to telling a user how to release an email from quarantine
by clicking a check-box on a web page.)


> Ah, well.  Good luck.  I hope you either find a way to enjoy your
> current work environment or find a better and more rewarding one.

Thanks.  :)

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