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NewsForge: Setting Up Server Tools for Spam- and Virus-Free Mail

Nov 21, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Gulker)

"It is amazing how much easier it is to get through an inbox uncluttered by unwanted messages. After a week of email nearly free of spam and viruses, the time and effort it took to configure a Linux mail server with SpamAssassin, MIMEDefang, and sendmail seem well worth the trouble.

"This process started when I decided to see if my Linux skills had advanced enough to replace an ailing Mac OS X 10.1 mail server. The Mac was easy to set up and administer, but AppleMail was just not stable, rarely running longer than a week without crashing, and Apple's suggested fix--upgrade to server 10.2 or 10.3--carried a $500 price tag. Ouch.

"So, instead, I sent off for a set of Red Hat Linux 9 disks for $6.95..."

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