Anti virus, anti spam step guide.

Depo Catcher depocatcher at
Sat Aug 7 15:25:01 UTC 2010

Anti-virus, the only free one I know about is calm av.  Should work on 
FreeBSD: and /usr/ports/security/clamav

spamd is a black/white list spam filter.  I also heard SpamAssassin is 
good, but can't find it in ports.

For mail I like Courier-imap.  It's imap, has ssl and has lots of ways 
to auth (I just auth with pamd which is a normal system account).
qmail is also popular, though I don't have much experience with it.
sendmail/pop3 also works.

squirrel mail is a popular webmail program: /usr/ports/mail/squirrelmail
Also, I've never used it; but webmin might be good if you want them to 
maintain use accounts themselves: /usr/ports/sysutils/webmin

On 8/4/2010 9:19 AM, Jorge Biquez wrote:
> Hello all.
> I am looking documentation for implementing, the easiest way anti 
> virus and anti spam configuration for non tech users and out of the 
> box after installing FreeBSD (actually using 7.3 Release).
> I have been working with it for some years but I am not an expert at 
> all. I need to help some non-profit organizations that received some 2 
> year old computers as donation and they will use it for email 
> services. They have not tech people, so the idea is that I can help 
> them to implement that solution the easiest way so maybe one of the 
> teacher there can try to replicate the solution.
> UNtil now I always have used Sendmail as it is installed, no filters 
> besided the spamcop ones but that was enough for my personal use.
> I know some of you will tell that change to postfix or another MTA and 
> that instead using POP3 that I have to use another tool (courier, 
> fetchail, imap (any) etc etc). I ca do it for sur and I do not want to 
> star a war , again, under what MTA is the best. I just would like to 
> have the best and easiest solution for them. Once installed they only 
> will be creating new accounts, changing paswords, deleting accounts. 
> Nothing else. Ah, another thing if possible is to implement a webmail 
> but that will be an extra gem if possible.
> Any resources? Any suggestions based in experience? (I have one 
> machine of them that I will use for testing the solution).
> Thanks in advance
> Jorge Biquez
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