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Full Mail Server Solution w/ Virtual Domains & Users (Debian Etch, Postfix, Mysql, Dovecot, DSpam, ClamAV, Postgrey, RBL)

Full Mail Server Solution w/ Virtual Domains & Users (Debian Etch, Postfix, MySQL, DoveCot, DSpam, ClamAV, Postgrey, RBL)

This guide describes how to set up a full email solution in Debian Linux (all code is from Debian Etch).  I was asked to design a secure, scalable, portable solution for a small company.  While the guide references many 'servers', the company only had 4 physical machines, Xen was used to virtualize the entire solution.  That particular aspect of the system is not discussed in this guide, although I will try to get it into the next revision.

How To Install & Set Up Dovecot Mail Server With Sieve And Virtual Users

How To Install & Set Up Dovecot Mail Server With Sieve And Virtual Users

This document describes how to install the Dovecot mail server from source as an imap / pop3 mail server for your domain and how to set up the sieve plugin so your clients can use the sieve mail filtering language for their mail accounts.

ASSP With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

ASSP With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

This document describes how to integrate ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) with embedded ClamAV into a mail server based on Postfix featuring virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

DSPAM WebUI with Virtual Users on Debian Sid

DSPAM WebUI with Virtual Users on Debian Sid

This howto is based on DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains. To be able to use the DSPAM WebUI, and to let users take care of their own spam and train DSPAM themselves, you will have to install dspam-webfrontend.

DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

This document describes how to integrate DSPAM with embedded ClamAV into a mail server based on Postfix featuring virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. It rests upon parts of the howto Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch) from Falko Timme.

Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This article shows how you can install and use POPFile to classify incoming emails on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. It is a POP3 proxy that fetches your mails from your mail server, classifies them and passes them on to your email client. Of course, POPFile must be trained to properly classify emails.

Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV (And ISPConfig) On Debian/Ubuntu

Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV (And ISPConfig) On Debian/Ubuntu

There is currently a lot of spam where the spam "information" is attached as .pdf or .xls files, sometime also hidden inside a .zip file. While these spam mails are not easy to catch with e.g. SpamAssassin or a Bayes filter, the ClamAV virus scanner can catch them easily when it is fed with the correct signatures as ClamAV is built to scan mail attachments.

How to Avoid Being Blacklisted

How to Avoid Being Blacklisted

A blacklist usually refers to a list of e-mail or IP addresses known to send spam e-mails or some other type of unsolicited messages. Such lists are currently used by mail servers for filtering incoming e-mails and blocking the ones listed, in order to improve mail security and integrity. The blacklist is also the opposite of what is called a whitelist.

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix (e.g. using amavisd-new). These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm ("Postfix Log Entry Summarizer") can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

Setting Up Postfix As A Backup MX

Setting Up Postfix As A Backup MX

In this tutorial I will show how you can set up a Postfix mailserver as a backup mail exchanger for a domain so that it accepts mails for this domain in case the primary mail exchanger is down or unreachable, and passes the mails on to the primary MX once that one is up again.

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