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Old 02-21-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
Red Squirrel
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email gateway


I want to be able to setup an email gateway to filter spam. What I mean by that is, I'd setup LAN pop3 accounts (ex: redsqurrirrel@borg where borg is the hostname) but when I would check them, the server would go to the account that corresponds to that one, so say red@iceteks.com, download the mail, make it go through filters and stuff (ex: spamassassin) then download it.

Is this possible? I want to setup all accounts this way. So I'd setup my parant's email. They get so much spam its crazy!

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-22-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
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I'm not entirely sure what you want to do but, could you forward their mail to your spam filter machine, then when it's been checked, edit the header or subject line then send it back to their account.

Then you can set a filter that 'catches' the subject/header edited emails so they are no longer forwarded back to your spam filter machine.

I guess this depends on how much control they have over their accounts

Why not just have them change their email account names.

HTH
 
Old 02-22-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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That would not work, I'm sure there's a more efficient way. Basically I want all emails to be configured as a local pop3 account, but when I check that pop3 account, the server checks the external pop3, and as well as filters it. That will make a simple central location to filter at for all accounts, and I can add more with time.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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Actually, I think what I want to do is known as an exchange server... I think, I might be way off here.
 
  


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