Stable Mail Server And Web Mail
tajudd at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 19:23:28 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Tim Judd <tajudd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Tim Judd <tajudd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/5/27 Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at mailing.thruhere.net<mel.flynn%2Bfbsd.questions at mailing.thruhere.net>
>>> On Monday 25 May 2009 13:53:40 Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>>> > Hello,
>>> > > Hello all , I want to install a Mail Server with Webmail,
>>> > >
>>> > > Anybody to know a good Stable Mail Server and Web Mail
>>> > I recommend the following step-by-step instructions:
>>> > http://www.purplehat.org/?page_id=4
>>> It's a detailed how-to but consider the following:
>>> a) With Oracle acquiring Sun, one should move to PostgreSQL where ever
>>> b) Spam Assassin is a resource hog, use mail/dspam.
>>> c) While postfix-admin is ok for one box setup, it doesn't scale at all -
>>> you'll have to install it for every physical machine to manage that
>>> database for that box. I know of no alternatives, hence I'm rolling my
>> Just thought I should make a couple comments, it's not a message to change
>> or correct Mel's message but rather just a idea on a possible solution I
>> have deployed and would like input and experience/results relayed to me.
>> Put whatever MTA you want, I use postfix primarily. sendmail would work
>> too, but I don't know exim or qmail.
>> Install OpenBSD's spamd (that works with PF, and ipfw support is early,
>> but there) on the host to block the (at last count) ~460k hosts and subnets
>> that are known spammers so your MTA doesn't even have to mess with it.
>> Include DNS Blacklisting support with your MTA. These are the servers
>> that have mistakenly sent out a spam and gotten caught. DNSBL will report
>> to the client that it's being blocked and how to remove it.
>> I'd love to hear success stories with this. Both pieces together work
>> very well, and I am still working on seeing if any spam does come through.
>> If spam does come through, a product like dspam or spamassassin could finish
>> off the job.
>> I don't have a live domain, so I can give directions if anybody's
>> interested. Maybe one day I'll write up an article for this.
>> I ask please - for those who are interested in trying this, to give me the
>> success or not-so-success stories so I can fine tune it and work out the
>> missing link.
> I just had my first answer to this setup. only roughly 5% of the volume of
> mail is spam. This is very acceptable given that there's no spam filter
> yet. and the last 5% can be cleaned up with a proper anti-spam solution,
> and my first anticipation would be spamd for that solution
erm.... dspam, not spamd. :)
firewall w/ spamd
MTA with DNSBL
dspam invoked by MTA
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