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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Eliminating Spam with SpamAssassin, DSPAM and ClamAV

Jul 14, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turnbull)

[ Thanks to Amy Kucharik for this link. ]

"SpamAssassin and DSPAM are both open source antispam tools designed to filter your e-mail and weed out spam. ClamAV is an open source antivirus package which uses regularly updated signature files to detect viruses both on your host and in your e-mail. They are each standalone packages but can be used together if you wish. Indeed, you will almost certainly need to combine both an antispam package and an antivirus package. Let's look at each package individually.

"SpamAssassin (SA) is a mail filter written in Perl. It can be executed via mail processors like procmail or Maildrop, integrated into your mail server, run against a remote mailbox using IMAP, or incorporated into a third-party tool like AMaViS..."

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