Commandline spamassassin

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by robsbots, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. robsbots

    robsbots New Member

    Hi all.

    I have just finished setting up a ubuntu 11.04 mail server from one of the howto's on here. Great work by the way.

    I have copied over a LARGE imap folder for a user on my system. (Very important user. Its the better half )

    There are thousands of emails in the folder and a lot are spam. As these messeages where copied over as files rather than received they have not passed through the spam filter so.....

    Can I run spamassassin over the folder to mark up the messages or is there another way to do this ?
    If I can, how is it done ?

    Thanks for any help/advice

    Kind regards

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. robsbots

    robsbots New Member

    Good Plan, but.....

    Hi falko,

    Thanks for the reply.

    That is a good plan. It's the plan I started with. I installed a postfix server, used imapcopy very succefully to tranfer all the mails over to the new sever. This was then hit by a spammer and I tried to lock it down. I managed to lock myself out of the server as well. No ipam/pop/ssh. Nothing but web. Whoops.

    So now I am working with a backup of the mail folders. No servers to collect the mail from :(. As such I just have a folder full of 1000's of emails. My Mrs says as soon as I get them back she will go trough and sort them, and reduce the numbers some what.

    To make this a little easier I was hoping to at least de-spam first.

    Anyway. Thats where I am.

    Kind regards

    (Server newbie, but learning all the time.....)

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