milter-greylist - Greylist milter for sendmail

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename milter-greylist_4.5.11-1.1build3_amd64.deb
Package name milter-greylist
Package version 4.5.11
Package release 1.1build3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/mail
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 135.67 KB
Installed size 349.00 KB
milter-greylist is a stand-alone milter written in C that implements the
greylist filtering method, as proposed by Evan Harris.
Greylisting works by assuming that unlike legitimate MTA, spam engines will
not retry sending their junk mail on a temporary error. The filter will
always temporarily reject mail on a first attempt, and to accept it after
some time has elapsed.
If spammers ever try to resend rejected messages, we can assume they will not
stay idle between the two sends (if they do, the spam problem would just be
solved). Odds are good that the spammer will send a mail to an honey pot
address and get blacklisted in several real-time distributed black list
before the second attempt.


Package Version Architecture Repository
milter-greylist_4.5.11-1.1build3_i386.deb 4.5.11 i386 Ubuntu Universe
milter-greylist - - -


Name Value
adduser >= 3.11
libc6 >= 2.15
libcurl4 >= 7.16.2
libgeoip1 -
libmilter1.0.1 -
libopendkim11 >= 2.11.0~alpha
libspf2-2 -


Type URL
Binary Package milter-greylist_4.5.11-1.1build3_amd64.deb
Source Package milter-greylist

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install milter-greylist deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install milter-greylist




2018-12-14 - Jeremy Bicha <>
milter-greylist (4.5.11-1.1build3) disco; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild against latest bind9
2018-02-28 - Steve Langasek <>
milter-greylist (4.5.11-1.1build2) bionic; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild against libcurl4
2016-12-16 - Jeremy Bicha <>
milter-greylist (4.5.11-1.1build1) zesty; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild against latest opendkim
2016-10-28 - Scott Kitterman <>
milter-greylist (4.5.11-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build --with-libbind and add libbind-dev to build-depends to build with
thread safe resolver (Closes: #808669)
* Use _DEFAULT_SOURCE instead of _BSD_SOURCE in Makefile/configure to fix
2014-08-03 - Paul Martin <>
milter-greylist (4.5.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Bump debhelper compat level to 9.
* Build against libcurl (Closes: #637441)
* Build against libopendkim (Closes: #562960)
* Build against libgeoip (Closes: #634903)
* New patch:
+ patches/initfile.lsb: Add lsb/init-functions to init script.
(Helps: #739465)
+ patches/initfile.nosudo: Remove dependency on sudo by using su instead.
(Closes: #747634)
* Updated standards version to 3.9.5 (no changes)
2011-06-22 - Paul Martin <>
milter-greylist (4.3.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Refreshed patch:
+ patches/m4.socket-options
* Convert from cdbs to dh.
* Build with -fno-strict-aliasing as the source uses type punned pointers
* Updated standards version to 3.9.2 (no changes)
2010-10-11 - Paul Martin <>
milter-greylist (4.3.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Updated standards version to 3.9.1 (no changes)
* Update debian/copyright to fix lintian warning
2010-05-15 - Paul Martin <>
milter-greylist (4.3.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2010-03-17 - Paul Martin <>
milter-greylist (4.3.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Revert back to 4.3.5-1 code and put on a brown paper bag.
The changes don't work.
2010-03-15 - Paul Martin <>
milter-greylist (4.3.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated patches:
+ patches/greylist.conf: Make the init script parse the config file
to find out which user it runs as.
+ patches/rc-debian.socket: ditto.
This prevents the confusion of two files specifying what the socket
file and user should be. Also removed from defaults. (Closes: 554239)

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