wrightg at bcrail.com
Mon Mar 8 09:33:27 PST 2004
Bart, thanks for the reply !!
I had been looking at qmail with clam and spamassassin, but somebody
told me that qmail might not be appropriate as a secure mail gateway.
It was not designed to route mail, but instead to act as just a mail
server for local mailboxes.
I'll take another look at postfix.
From: Bart Silverstrim [mailto:bsilver at chrononomicon.com]
Sent: March 8, 2004 09:15
To: Wright, Greg
Cc: <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject: Re: E-Mail Gateway
On Mar 8, 2004, at 11:25 AM, Wright, Greg wrote:
> I would like to use FreeBSD (4.9) as the platform on which to run an
> secure e-mail gateway. At least that is what I think I would like to
> do. The reason for FreeBSD is that I much more familiar with it than
> other "free" Unix like operating systems. I have worked with DEC
> Ultrix, Digital Unix and AIX in the past so have some knowledge of
> But the real goal is to put some sort of secure mail server/forwarder
> between my internal MS Exchange system and the Internet. I don't want
> to connect Exchange directly to the Internet if at all possible.
> What I'm looking for are recommendations for "free" SMTP servers that
> I can use for this purpose. I would like to include basic anti-virus
> and SPAM control as well. Unfortunately, I have no money (other than
> time) to do this project so am looking at minimal cost products.
> Any suggestions for e-mail gateways. I've looked at postfix and qmail
> but am not sure that they are appropriate. I could use the built in
> sendmail, but worry about security.
I'm in the middle of this kind of project right now.
amavisd-new-plugin daemon that redirects mail to spamassassin and the
clamd antivirus for checking
Mail comes in, gets checked for viruses, and then checked and scored as
spam. Quarantines things that don't pass, forwards everything else to
our internal Exchange server. Postfix is a good choice for me; it's a
drop in replacement for sendmail and tends to be simpler to configure.
All absolutely free...we only paid for the server hardware to do this.
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