03-Sep-2018

The usual
It’s all as it has been for months:
PMAS statistics for August
Total messages  :  2790 = 100.0 o/o
DNS Blacklisted  :   0 =  .0 o/o (Files: 0)
Relay attempts  :  441 = 15.8 o/o (Files: 31)
Accepted by PMAS :  2349 = 84.1 o/o (Files: 31)
 Handled by explicit rule
     Rejected :  1823 = 77.6 o/o (processed), 65.3 o/o (all)
     Accepted :  110 =  4.6 o/o (processed),  3.9 o/o (all)
 Handled by content
    Discarded :  246 = 10.4 o/o (processed),  8.8 o/o (all)
   Quarantained :  156 =  6.6 o/o (processed),  5.5 o/o (all)
    Delivered :   14 =  .5 o/o (processed),  .5 o/o (all)

The only thing not yet covered is what has been the result of enabling SPF-checking. There are quite a few sites that are now marked as “none” in the log files, some as “pass” – given the domain, I wouldn’t expect otherwise. one or two (on first look) as “Softfail”. Most of the “none” – meaning: no SPF record found – are bogus domains, but I found some unexpected results in this category, like gmail.com, and some Ducth governmental sites. softfail was yahoo.jp. Pass were all to be expected.
So simply rejecting mail where no SPF record exists is NOT an option – yet. One question to ask Google 🙂

On relay attempts – just two days over 100:

  •  8-AUG-2018 12:03:24.93 to 12:06:49.46 from 142.11.195.134 (192)
  • 22-AUG-2018 17:35:39.69 to 17:42:03.13& from 23.254.215.89 (187)
  • as usual using a bogus grooternet.nl user from an outside address (again: owned by Hostwinds.com), and trying to mail to 1029mandaditos@gmail.com using my server. When will this person learn he won’t succeed ????

    Content update
    I (finally) made a start in processing the data (images and tracks) from ourt journey to Madeira, last April – in anticipation of another set of images and track from last weeks (Austria and Switzerland). Aside the work to be done on the operational application using MQTT…

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    SYSMGR - or System Manager. On VMS, this is what a System Adminsitrator is on Unix and Windows - and a bit more. A VMS user, developer and system manager for years, alsmost as long as I'm in IT.

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