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Re: Ideas on Fairly simple Spam reject at SMTP gateway?



Am Mi, den 27.04.2005 schrieb Neal Rhodes um 22:25:

Please don't reply to a previous list mail when starting a new topic.
Now your new mail is a reply to "Re: All coreutils binaries segfault,
requiring complete reinstall of linux".

> Assuming one doesn't have the time to make a major career out of it, are
> there recommendations for putting up an SMTP gateway that does the basic
> spam detection and rejection?    I heard "procmail" was generally favored
> by some, but after installing, it doesn't seem to have anything configured. 
> 
> I guess I'm hoping for a recipe, or at least an ingredients list. 

> Neal Rhodes                    MNOP Ltd                       (770) 972-5430

Procmail is no spam detection tool. SpamAssassin (shipped with Core) is
one which is for spam rating of mail. It can be integrated to the mail
server system by using Procmail. Procmail can not reject mail but only
can lead to bounces which is bad as you would hit to many faked and
innocent senders. DSPAM is another product. The SpamAssassin website has
a Wiki and there are ways described on how to setup SpamAssassin with
the mail server.
Be aware that running a mail server for business you should know what
you are doing. Automatic rejection of mail which is automatically
classified as spam isn't advised. There are false positives.

Alexander


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