RE: [SLE] SPAM Filtering

From: Marlier, Ian (
Date: 07/29/05

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    Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 09:08:00 -0400
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    Take a look at fetchmail.

    It's been a while since I've used it, so I'm not going to try to go into configuration details.

    But I did have it set up, a couple of years ago, to grab mail from a POP server, deliver it to amavisd-new (which ran spamassassin and clamav on it), and from there it was delivered to mailboxes. (I think I used postfix as my local MTA, but could be wrong.)

    It does require a number of programs operating together to get it to work, but they're all very well documented and you should be able to get up and running quickly.

    (Apologies for sticking the reply above the original. Stupid &*@#$% Outlook Web Access doesn't really have a better option.)

    - Ian

    -----Original Message-----
    From: []
    Sent: Fri 7/29/2005 8:48 AM
    Subject: [SLE] SPAM Filtering
    We currently POP our email from a hosting company. They do some SPAM filtering
    but a lot still gets thru. I know Exchange has a feature that can be setup to
    POP the email and then distribute it to the users. That way you can put SPAM
    filters on it for filtering.
    However, we are on a very tight budget and was wondering if anyone is doing this
    sort of filtering with an open source product like Postfix, Sendmail, or
    whatever. Or, if someone has different idea.

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