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Old 8th June 2010, 15:21
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Hi everyone,

My ISPConfig 3 server has been up and running solid for a week now, (yeah!!), and I have a question about spam filtering.

Is there a way to look at the files in /var/virusmails to see if they are actual spam or emails that were wrongly marked as spam?

Been googling for this, but haven't been able to find an answer.

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Old 8th June 2010, 15:46
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The default in ispconfig 3 is to mark spam in the subject and not to put it in a folder. So if you us ethe defaults and filter the spam emails in the client, then every user can see if a email is marked wrong.
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Old 8th June 2010, 15:49
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Hi till,

I am not receiving the spam in my users mail boxes. However, when I check /var/virusmail, this is what I get:

[root@server1 virusmails]# ls
spam-00QRFjIhMdqP.gz spam-5c1sVvcKcmfA.gz spam-CTJFcM6TEyaD.gz spam-g6gZKZNt6soO.gz spam-o-MEBylUDuJj.gz spam-T8EX7rOB7zdc.gz spam-yTbW8AzKwEW1.gz
spam-0trMP3oZK98Y.gz spam-7+SVkjK9v3Ji.gz spam-D1b6on0CtQbb.gz spam-guzGAm1OqCsT.gz spam-pS9UR7G1xpIV.gz spam-tZBMgl4ldEjX.gz spam-ZUmKL-DBD5NU.gz
spam-1Y-Ni+WjICDC.gz spam-82DU04NG9sKn.gz spam-d7cbVFUkhVQC.gz spam-kMByf2Q9mToZ.gz spam-Q+xDG-TWnz1v.gz spam-u3ppu87jqAnE.gz virus-LswKgZPRZRsk
spam-2NbdkQVXfvdx.gz spam-anJTJEzzcwWb.gz spam-DnwuyWX0cGhX.gz spam-KxCRf9ASa-fE.gz spam-qxMxAdpdvJDh.gz spam-UiFxg4551c5A.gz virus-tFaEh2CZNM6v
spam-2SRJL-IKHnEB.gz spam-avjK0Li2pmFq.gz spam-EqF0pVkmeFJT.gz spam-lH27OYJnctTv.gz spam-rBibi3-9JVJQ.gz spam-uJFJV8T9oq5J.gz virus-XQxSEn7gEWqi
spam-3FNuKME6Pt6H.gz spam-b9bgqYjTPZkr.gz spam-euKpeEIpTPcj.gz spam-mPCo5FRmWphb.gz spam-rBlFnUce2vY8.gz spam-VWz+zzuyHJy5.gz
spam-3j+FZwbMoriI.gz spam-BHQwa31ET471.gz spam-F-23ALiJnQdk.gz spam-MYxaZ2-VyNAy.gz spam-RDsH4qf7rhkS.gz spam-WyOiyXXUPhGj.gz
spam-4IuVHctAFeoG.gz spam-CHkwGeRNZRz6.gz spam-f2gUccK+7OFK.gz spam-OHqjOkhyD4bP.gz spam-sGtbcyCBiJPW.gz spam-Yb0OVrZ99+4K.gz

Is this something that I can ignore, or do I have a configuration problem some where?

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Old 8th June 2010, 15:51
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Which Linux distribution?
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CentOS 5.4

BTW, while reading the FAQ's and manual, I noticed that ISPConfig was originally written for Debian. I am using CentOS because I know Redhat better than Debian.

Would I be better off in the long run switching to debian, (i.e. less problems/headaches?)

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Zog, I'm not sure why your mails are ending up there. All my mail goes to /var/vmail/usersmailboxesetc. You can read these mails from the root account using the command vi filename or cat filename. There are three directories with mail: cur, tmp and new.

Like you, I started off using other distributions but in the end switched over to debian using this tutorial:
http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-se...nny-ispconfig3

Although other distros are supported it's worth bearing in mind that ISPconfig3 was developed on debian and this is what the developers are using, so when you ask for support, and you've used that guide, who ever is good enough to help knows exactly what your have in place already.

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