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Re: How to setup a Linux mail server?



Kevin Kempter wrote:
Hi List;

I run around 7-10 laptops & desktops at any given time in my home/home-office network. All of them are Linux boxes. I am getting overwhelmed with SPAM, I use Kmail and spamassassain, we also run thunderbird email.

I'm thinking that the best solution my be to setup my own "internal" mail server, have the mail server pull all my various email accounts, then use procmail filtering to eliminate and report on spammers. At that point my local boxes (or even remote laptops via an ssh tunnel) can get their respective mail spam free (for the most part).

I have 2 questions.

1) is this a sound plan? or is there a better way to go?

2) If this is a good method then where can I find a good tutorial on how to setup a Linux mail server and configure it to pull from the various ISP's as well as a good tutorial on procmail?


Thanks in advance


I echo the other responder in that postfix with clamd and spam assassin are great, and will get 99% of spam right out of the box. Plus give you better mail logs.

# yum install postfix clamav clamav-data clamav-lib clamav-milter clamav-milter-sysv clamav-server clamav-server-sysv clamav-update

Fix up the configs in /etc/postfix a bit and fire it up. postfix has LOTS of good documentation out there with quite a few walk throughs.

Here are the ones I saved:

http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_antispam
http://www.wl0.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/postfix-rpm/README-Postfix-SASL-RedHat.txt?rev=HEAD


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