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Old 03-03-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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SpamAssasin Mail Relay Setup

Hey Guys,

Major newbie question here, go easy on me

Basically, I want to set up a mail relay for our test environment. Right now, mail comes in through a mail gateway (CCMail SMTP I believe). It then forwards it directly to an Exchange server. I have Redhat 8.0....I want to set up a mail relay host on that RH box using SpamAssassin to filter the spam messages, and then forward the mail to my Exchange server. So, in a basic simplistic diagram:

[receives incoming mail]
[Redhat 8.0 box, SpamAssassin]
[Users' email boxes]

What do I need to do on the RH 8.0 box? From the general info I've been reading, it looks like the stock RPM that came with RH 8.0 will do just fine...I need to set up postfix and procmail now so that it can receive the mail from the first relay? Mind you, I have no clue how to set up postfix and procmail either so that they will receive the mail from the first relay to process. I need a "For Dummies" guide haha

Anybody know of any good how-to's that will give me a hand? Thanks for any help,

Old 07-12-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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bump... I'm looking for the same setup, but I don't want relay 1. Just relay 2 and plop into my Exchange server. I've been searching this forum all day to no avail... The stumper for me is how to actually get the mail to transfer from postfix to Microsoft Exchange.
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Both postfix and spamassassin come with extensive documentation (usually stored in /usr/share/docs or thereabouts). Postfix setup is almost completely done in /etc/postfix in the files and Spamassassin is in /etc/mail/spamassassin/ The config files are heavily documented to help you work your way through the setup.
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This nice little GUI app has mudules that will help you configure what you need.


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