Mailscanner workhorse

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Thu Nov 13 16:31:47 GMT 2003

MailScanner Mailbox wrote:

> Hello All
> I hope I can explain what it is I would like to do.
> Basically, I would like to have a machine acting as our primary mail
> server that excepts smtp connections from the outside world (using
> sendmail), and does all the virus and spam scanning, none of our members
> would ever connect to this machine. Once the message was cleaned and/or
> appropriate headers added, the mail would then be forwarded to a second
> machine (also running sendmail and procmail) and then put in the members
> mailbox.
> What I need to know is how do I get the mailscanner machine to do all the
> work and then pass the message onto another machine.
> I am using sendmail 8.12.10 and procmail 3.22 I will be installing the
> latest and greatest MailScanner and SpamAssassin.
> Thank you for any and all suggestions
> Rick N

We have  the external DNS MX records pointing at the MailScanner box
(via a firewall and NAT). the MS box scans the email and then uses an
internal DNS with different MX records to pass it on to the actual mail

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic Ltd
tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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