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Re: How to setup a Linux mail server?



On Tuesday 02 January 2007 11:41, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 12:06 PM -0700 1/1/07, 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.
>
>  ...
>
> If by "report on" you mean send emails back toward the forged source
> addresses, well, don't do that.  Bouncing can only be done during the
> original SMTP transaction.  Any fake "bounce" after that is a new message
> that is itself spam.  I get almost as many of those as real spam, and I'm
> thinking of doing something about it:  blacklisting every source of them.
> --
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What I meant by 'report on' was to try and automate reporting to the spammers 
ISP in an attempt to get them blacklisted from the ISP.  However this is not 
the core of my requirements, it would be a nice plus.


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