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spkane
27th January 2009, 21:26
Can someone describe exactly how mail flows through the standard ISPConfig 3 setup? I have investigated the configs to some extent and have a basic idea, but there seems to be some redundancy I don't quite understand.

Here is my basic understanding:

Postfix receives mail, forwards to amavisd-new, which then scans with clamav, and spamassasin, and then sends back to postfix.....

Does postfix then send to maildrop for delivery? How can one verify this?

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Is virus scan and spam filtering enabled globally by default unless turned off in a domain?
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Also, how is getmail used exactly?

If this is documented reasonably straight forward somewhere I would be happy for a pointer.

Thanks,
Sean

till
28th January 2009, 12:18
Postfix receives mail, forwards to amavisd-new, which then scans with clamav, and spamassasin, and then sends back to postfix

correct.

Does postfix then send to maildrop for delivery?

yes.

How can one verify this?

Take a look at the mail log.

Is virus scan and spam filtering enabled globally by default unless turned off in a domain?

Yes, but this depends on the default settings for amavisd of your email distribution.


Also, how is getmail used exactly?

Getmail is used to fetch mail from external pop3 or imap accounts.

spkane
29th January 2009, 19:14
It's nice to know that I sleuthed it out correctly, but it is even better to have confirmation.

Thanks,
Sean