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CrossNodes: SpamAssassin and Amavisd: Go Ninja On Your UBE Woes

Sep 10, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"The bad news is, it's SpamAssassin, not SpammerAssassin. The good news is it kills spam quite effectively, and fits nicely into an anti-spam, anti-virus gateway. This article, which shows how to use SpamAssassin with Postfix, is the first in a series on building an anti-spam and anti-virus gateway. This gateway works equally well for a single PC, or for a large network, and it's built of four components:

  • "Postfix
  • "SpamAssassin
  • "Amavisd-new
  • "ClamAV

"Prerequisite: An existing Postfix server, that is running well and happily. The other bits are add-ons to Postfix. They work just fine with other mail transfer agents (MTAs) like qmail, Exim, and Sendmail, but this series will center around Postfix. "You should also save yourself a batch of spams for testing..."

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