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Old 08-02-2004, 09:25 AM   #1
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how to configure a linux mailserver with spamfilter ?


hello,

I want to try to configure a linux mail-server that checks the mail on spam and virus and then gives it to another PC with outlook or another mail client, but my problem is that we speak about different users (accounts?) more or less the same as Exchange server in windows but in linux???

What I mean is that it must work more than 1 mail account !?

thanks for the help !! ;-)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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You can configure outlook (or almost any mail client) to load email from a standard POP3 or IMAP server, and setting one of those up on Linux isn't very hard. Look at the documentation for software like sendmail or qmail.

As far as virus scanners go, free Linux ones don't tend to be very advanced, but you might want to look at ClamAV .

For trapping spam, I'd recommend SpamAssassin. To install and run this, you need Perl installed. From the login shell:
Code:
perl -mCPAN -e shell
install Mail::SpamAssassin
(I think that's right!) Press Ctrl+D when it's finished to get back to your regular shell.
You then need to arrange for each email message to be passed to the "spamassassin" program.

Hope that helps,
Robert J. Lee
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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There are several plugin type filters available for mail servers, eg amavis-new, milter, procmail...

They have places to pass messages to anti-virus software and to spam check.

I currently use Postfix, amavis-new, Mail::SpamAssassin and kavdaemon 4 in RH7.3
There are plenty of docs available describing installation and testing..

It will depend on which smtp server you choose...

Last edited by peter_robb; 08-02-2004 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:42 PM   #4
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balki

Just to give you another option I recently installed SpamBouncer in place of SpamAssassin, could never get the hang of SpamAssassin, for me it did'nt stop spam it just disfigured genuine mail so that I could'nt read it

Have found SpamBouncer to be very accurate and configurable plus it works with procmail so you don't have to install anything as it just runs from it's own directory

Presently running Sendmail with Clamav and SpamBouncer so far everything works fine

Here's the link if you want to check it out
SpamBouncer


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