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SIEVE Language for Mail Filtering Quick Guide

SIEVE Language for Mail Filtering Quick Guide

SIEVE is a language created and used for mail filtering that broadens the filtering options generally provided by mail servers or Antispam/Antivirus applications. They work basically by comparing different keys using different comparators and comparison methods, against headers of a mail message. Based on the result of the comparison, you can apply different actions to the corresponding mail message, i.e. reject, discard, redirect, etc.

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy)

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) 

ASSP stands for Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy. The ASSP server project is an Open Source platform-independent transparent SMTP proxy server that leverages numerous methodologies and technologies to both rigidly and adaptively identify spam. In short ASSP is the most kickass solution that is both free and works great. It reduced spam to an absurd minimum for me.

How to Build an Effective Mail Server Defense

How to Build an Effective Mail Server Defense 

When speaking of mail server-related security, one tends to limit the issue to message applied security measures, and even more to Antivirus and Antispam protection. This is however only one stage in the more complex process of securing your server. This article aims at identifying and explaining all security layers, highly important when choosing a certain mail server and consequently when configuring and using it.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

How To Combat Viruses Using Your Postfix Configuration

How To Combat Viruses Using Your Postfix Configuration 

In this guide you will learn how to tweak the HowtoForge mail guide for  Postfix (+Auth SMTP + Quota), http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier, setup to give better Virus protection.  Sadly this always comes at a price as you will see later on.....

How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration

How To Fight Spam Using Your Postfix Configuration

In this guide you will learn how to tweak the mail guide for  Postfix (+Auth SMTP + Quota), http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier, setup to better combat SPAM and allow a little bit of backward compatibilty of the older Qmail systems.

Postfix Spam Filter using Ubuntu Dapper, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, Razor, Pyzor, DCC and ClamAV

Postfix Spam Filter using Ubuntu Dapper, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, Rayzor, Pyzor, DCC and ClamAV

This is a similar version of the HOWTO that can be found here: http://www200.pair.com/mecham/spam/spamfilter20050628.html. Except for using Ubuntu Server instead of Debian and MailScanner instead of Amavisd, the Postfix, Rayzor, Pyzor, DCC and ClamAV sections are almost the same.

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

Ever heard of stopping spam with greylisting?

This tutorial will show you how to setup greylisting with Postgrey and Postfix on Debian. Greylisting will not replace spam filtering software like SA but it will serve as a powerful first hurdle for spam thus reducing the ammount of spam entering the system at all.

Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

There are a couple of linux how-tos floating on the Internet that deal with this very subject. As a matter of fact, those guides are what inspired to write this one. In the spirit of keeping it simple, let me recommend the Mandrake or as it’s currently known Mandriva Linux distro. This guide has been written with this distro in mind.

How To Automate Spamcop Submissions

How To Automate Spamcop Submissions

Spamcop is a service which provides RBLs for mailservers in order to reject incoming mail from spammers.

Their philosophy is to process possible spam complaints from users. When they receive a certain amount of complaints during a time-period then they will blacklist the offender. This system is dependant on spam reporting from users. However, their submission process is not very user-friendly [...]

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