Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Mar 14 12:13:46 UTC 2008

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Dedan Kiruri wrote:
> I have a FreeBSD  5.0 mail server and I need  help on updating  on the
> following 
> Updating  the antivirus 
> Updating the spam levels /spam assassin
> Managing the interfaces
> Basic commands lines


Have you read the FreeBSD handbook?  It has realms of good advice covering
all aspects of managing FreeBSD machines -- including updating software,
network configuration and quite a lot of example command lines for routine
operations -- and it is all presented in nice clear English accessible to
complete beginners with the OS.

It's online at:

If you have any questions arising from what you learn from the handbook,
then please feel free to ask again here.  For best results please tell us
as much as you can about the specifics of what you are trying to do: we
are neither omniscient nor telepathic, and unless we have some more detailed
information we won't be able to provide you any sensible or meaningful answers.
At least tell us what antivirus software,  what versions of spam assassin, what
MTA you're using (including version numbers). Also, a subject line of 'help'
really is not helping yourself at all.  Many readers of this list will skip
over your e-mail unread because of it.  Something like 'how do I update my
mail server?' would have been a better choice.



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