Full Mail Server Solution w/ Virtual Domains & Users - Page 08 (Mail Delivery Server - DSPAM Training and ClamAV)

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Submitted by Vecter (Contact Author) (Forums) on Wed, 2007-10-17 20:35. ::

F. Training DSPAM

DSPAM can learn what spam is by reading your email, and over time, it will get better at figuring out spam vs. ham by your sending it "spam+user@example.com" and "nospam+user@example.com" messages. You can get a head start though, but giving it some initial training. Let's go ahead and set that up.

You're going to need bzip2

# apt-get install bzip2

Then you're going to need to download the training files for DSPAM.

# cd /tmp
# wget http://spamassassin.apache.org/publiccorpus/20050311_spam_2.tar.bz2
# wget http://spamassassin.apache.org/publiccorpus/20030228_easy_ham_2.tar.bz2

Go ahead and decompress them:

# tar xvfj 20050311_spam_2.tar.bz2
# tar xvfj 20030228_easy_ham_2.tar.bz2

...and then finally, train DSPAM:

# dspam_train test spam_2/ easy_ham_2/

DSPAM will now process the files (This will take a while), and fill the database with the resulting tokens. When it is finished, it should be much more accurate.

G. Viruses!

But hold the phone! What if an email from a VALID source has a virus in it? Well, DSPAM has a nifty tag built into it for ClamAV. So let's get that installed... Debian, again, is awesome:

# apt-get install clamav-daemon

Do a quicky edit of the clamav configuration file to uncomment the TCPSocket line:


TCPSocket 3310

... and restart clamav:

# invoke-rc.d clamav-daemon restart

The edit /etc/dspam/dspam.conf

ClamAVPort 3310
ClamAVResponse reject

Restart dspam:

invoke-rc.d dspam restart

And they all lived happily ever after... DSPAM will now check for SPAM, and then check for viruses. SPAM will be put in the aptly-named "SPAM" folder, and the subject will be modified to start with "[SPAM]." Emails with viruses in them will get flat-out rejected by the server.

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