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Old 07-02-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
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Question ARRRRRRRGGHHH Email Relay with SpamAssassin Filtering...


I am attempting to get a email relay server setup. It will be pointed to externally say 300.123.43.23 (yes i know impossible) and the mail will be filtered and passed along to say 32.34.321.3 our internal mail server. All i need is some help... please anything please.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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Sendmail? qmail? Postfix?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
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anything but probably sendmail. Basically the school is having oddles of problems with spam. And it has been placed upon me to fix it. I need a setp like so.
"Internet>>>>>>Spam Filter(spam assassin???)>>>>>>Actual Email Server>>>>>>User(no spam)"
 
Old 07-06-2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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Well, if you get a mail server setup, you can use RBL's to block a big majority of spam, so spamassassin may not be required if you're happy with the results you get from using RBLs. I think the first step is getting a tutorial or howto that you can use for getting your mail server setup. Check out www.qmailrocks.org or maybe search for mail server howto's on google. If you want some recommendations, I can probably come up with a few links. It really depends on what your requirements are. I mean, if the school is running primarily a windows network, they may not be intereted in running Linux for a mail server.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 12:30 PM   #5
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well the thing is, the schools network is served by Novell Netware. But every client is Windows 9x or 2k. And the network admin has asked me to setup a linux mail relay/filter to cut down on the spam entering our network. I'd like to make it as simple as possible so I can teach him how to administrate it. The admin knows next to little about Linux but learns rather quikly. Again its set like this.
Internet >>>> Firewall >>>> Email/Filter Server >>>> Internal Servers and rest on network
 
Old 07-16-2004, 12:47 PM   #6
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Yep. Sounds good. I think you're still OK to use one of the tutorials I mentioned. I stand by this one, as it is a personal favorite...

http://sylvestre.ledru.info/howto/ho...l_vpopmail.php

The thing is... the instructions found here are going to provide a whole bunch of features that you may not really need. However, it's always nice to have features available before they become needed so that it's easy to meet the needs quickly! What I mean is... this tutorial includes setting up IMAP. You may not need IMAP, but if you ever decided to start using it, it's already there and running and waiting to be used.

Your windows clients should be able to connect with these services with no problem whatsoever.

I recommend getting a spare machine setup to use for this. Install the OS of your choice and begin installing these features. If you hit a snag (even the smallest!) come back here and ask for info or help. I've followed this guide a number of times and it works great. The key point here is... if something seems unexpected, don't just push forward and ignore it. It may be important for other features that will come later.

Another key point... scroll to the bottom and read all of the comments. There may be some items in there that apply to your distribution (e.g. RH/Fedora)
 
  


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