My server hits its overall limit of 60 all the time when it's getting a
lot of spam, but it's never more than a handful of those 60 from a single
When its getting a lot of spam, does it crowd out legitimate email? That's
the intent of the EIMS restrictions -- to ensure that some connections remain
available for hosts that have a higher liklihood of being legitimate.
Sometimes, but per-IP limits would be useless since the spam comes from
IPs all over the place. I haven't adjusted the limit in a long time,
despite switching to a faster server, so if it mattered I could probably
increase it to 100. But in my application, it doesn't.
I collect most of the spam for analysis, which makes my tradeoffs somewhat
different from other people's.
John Levine, johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.
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