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Re: Spamassassin on Debian HOWTO?

> On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 10:48:41AM -0500, Carl Fink wrote:
> | A couple of web searches don't find a simple step-by-step guide to
> | installing Spamassassin on Debian Stable.
> Oh, sendmail.  I can't help with that (other than suggesting
> 'apt-get install postfix' or 'apt-get install exim' ;-)).

You can use mimedefang+sendmail it is a full milter interface that allows
mangling of incoming level based on any criteria (relay address,sender
recipient,attachment name, sa score.)
It is part of the apt repository.
I use it mimedefang+sendmail on a (RH) and I have installed it on a debian
stable box. Works frigging great. Love it.
I run my mail through 4 virus scanners, attachment filtering, and
spamassassin before my mail server either:rejects it, bounces it,
quarantines it, strips the harmful attachments, or accepts it.

I just wrote directions on compiling the testing version on debian stable.

Here are some general linux installation directions for linux:

The debian installation is by far the easiest linux installation.
apt-get install mimedefang.
add one line to sendmail.mc restart sendmail; restart mimedefang;
tweak your filters. You need to read the documentation and man pages to
understand what it is doing, it does a lot!.
If you get stuck go ask on the mailing list for it...


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