More Success with Mailscanner
s.kelly at ayrcoll.ac.uk
Fri Aug 17 08:54:01 IST 2001
I would just like to add my success story to those that are already posted
Our setup was an Exchange server acting as both internal mail server and
external mailserver (through a NAT box). As this server was also used for
many other things, any time we had a problem with any thing, no email. So I
wanted to use the Mailscanner as a filter on incoming mail, weeding out virii
and acting as a store if the internal mail server was offline for any reason.
My problem was I knew nowt about RedHat (SuSE is my preference) and even
less about sendmail, exim et al.
Downloaded RedHat, installed it, put on mailscanner with appropriate
changes to the sendmail cf file, and it worked.
The downside was that I now had an open relay for mail (due to my ignorance,
not mailscanner) and started to get angry emails from upstream. Consequently,
I now know more than I wanted to about sendmail mc files, but like all good
fairytales, it all ended happily ever after.
If any one needs help with basic sendmail config for mailscanner I may be
able to help.
By the way, we use Sophos as we have a site license for it.
Marks out of ten for mailscanner - 10! Excellent stuff, Julian - many thanks.
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