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qpsmtpd [Dec. 7th, 2005|01:15 am]
Artur Bergman
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I decided I need to geek out a bit and solve my spam problem, so following the lead I decided to use the most badly named mail server in the world, qpsmtpd, no vowels at all, try saying that!

It is nifty, it is written in perl, has plugins, can run in non forking mode and is developed by my friend Ask Bjorn Hansen to handle the email load for perl.com (and apache.org). I want to run it on a separate server and forward the email to the right server, since I am hosting a bunch of domains and they go to different servers and I need to write a plugin to do that.

Looking through that it seems pretty easy, so I shall be hacking on that tomorrow, in the meantime it works for my basic setup with one domain.

One weird thing with my install, I used the Debian testing package (but in Debian stable) which worked fine except that the log file was root.adm and the server was running as qpsmtpd, so when it tried to deliver an email it couldn't log it, so it then tried to log that it couldn't log it, which failed and it tried to log that, recursive to the point of bringing my server to it's knees. A quick strace -fF and a chmod I fixed that problem. (And bug reported to debian, I would include the link here but it says it is up to an hour until I get a response, so fuck that, I want to sleep).

Now I am going to sleep in my new awesome bed.

[update]

The url to the bug report is http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=342336
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[User Picture]From: pne
2005-12-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
the most badly named mail server in the world, qpsmtpd, no vowels at all, try saying that!

"kewpie-essemteepeedee"
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2005-12-07 07:16 pm (UTC)
isn't it more like kewpi-essemteepeed

anyway, way to hard..
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[User Picture]From: askbjoernhansen
2005-12-07 09:49 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize how hard it was to say until it was popular enough to be talked about at the conferences. Oops. :-)

We were looking for a better name (see the STATUS file), but didn't find anything that I really liked...

- ask
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2005-12-07 07:40 pm (UTC)
Ive been running it for almost a year (give or take) and its hands-down the best smtpd for qmail/postfix especially for anti-spam stuff.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-08 04:39 am (UTC)

Thank u goddess

im really frusterated right now with this site and im trying to not take it out on u. my b/f pissed me off and reset the computer without telling me. so i no longer have my password. now saddly i can't send it to my e-mail because the e-mail the password gets sent to is no longer in use cause hotmail screws people over and it just plain sucks. so now i can't ghet into my journal at all and i dont want to make a new one cause i want mine. and i've spent the last 10 mins trying to figure out how to contact someone who does something dfor the site cause no one lets anonymous people write anything and thats not helpful to me. not to mention there is no e-mail address or anything that i can seem to find.
like i said im not trying to take this out on u...but think of how frusterated u would be.

i can give you all the info you need
Kourtney
your23babygirl@yahoo.com
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2005-12-09 12:26 am (UTC)

Re: Thank u goddess

Sorry, I don't handle that area of things. You can contact our Abuse team at http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/report.bml if someone's broken into your account. They can help you out.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-12 02:21 am (UTC)

Re: Thank u goddess

its no abuse...i just need to know how to get my password back since i can't for the life of me remember it. and i did the whole forgot my password thing. but the things is, is that i have a new e-mail address. and it wasn't put in before i lost my password so i dont knwo how to get my password.
there is no abuse in that.

Kourtney
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2005-12-12 02:42 am (UTC)

Re: Thank u goddess

You still need to talk to the abuse team, I can't help you.

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