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Old 17th August 2006, 19:40
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Hello, I know this has been asked several hundred times here but this Newbie needs some advice. I have spent the past couple days on here printing and reading the How to Tutorials and I cannot seem to make up my mind on what tutorial and distro I want to use. I have basic linux experience.

Here at the office we have 2 servers. Both servers are currently running Windows 2003 SMB Server. Server 1 hosts our 4 websites. Server 2 (the server in question) is again Windows 2003 SMB Server which has Vircom Modus Mail running for Email Services POP3 and SMTP. We have 4 virtual mail domains running off 1 public ip address. All this has been working fine for the past 2 years. The problem is SPAM, I would like to build a linux box to act as a SPAM filtering gateway which will filter the email and forward that onto our Windows 2003 SMB mail server.

My question is can this done and what tutorial would you recommend? I contacted our Internet Provider who will be giving me another public ip address to use for this box which will be behind our internal firewall (Sonicwall). Also, our Internet Provider does our DNS hosting for us.

I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.
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Old 17th August 2006, 21:11
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Hiya,

so you want to setup a linux box that is behind the firewall which will do some spam filtering and *legit* email will then be forwarded to your Win 2003 mail server?
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Old 17th August 2006, 21:19
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Yes if that is possible. Our Modus Mail program supports filtering spam however this is a addon for $1200.00 every 2 years and I am looking for a way to do this myself and save some money. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 17th August 2006, 23:02
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Hmmm, not sure... maybe you could use postfix and stuff for filtering the emails and then do a remote delivery with procmail... but I'm not sure if that actually works.
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Old 17th August 2006, 23:21
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thanks for replying. Im really not opposed to building an entire linux box to replace the windows mail server. If that were the case what distro and guide would recommend? Were happy with the Windows version but it costs us money each year for support and updates. As I mentioned earlier I would need to host 4 mail domains with 1 public ip address. Is this possible? Thank you.
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Old 17th August 2006, 23:50
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Well, running multiple domains on one server is not a problem at all. I currently have 14 domains on my server running.
Do you actualy have a highly frequented website or email traffic?
If not you couls use the one server as web/email server and the other one as backup machine... this might also be worth considering...

As for the email server I just recommend postfix with courier imap (=I love IMAP) and you could use debian 3.1 sarge or some BSD...

It just depends what you need
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I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.
Have a look at this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_po..._quota_courier
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