Integrating MailScanner, SpamAssasin and Exchange

Steve Hickel smhickel at CHARTERMI.NET
Wed Oct 22 13:28:42 IST 2003

How do you do this transport map (in sendmail)?


"Hirsh, Joshua" <joshua.hirsh at PARTNERSOLUTIONS.CA> wrote ..
> > Anway, I have my Linux box set as secondary MX and my
> > Exchange server as
> > primary MX. Both are behind the firewall. I have primary MX
> > inaccessible to
> > Internet, that way all mail falls to the secondary MX.
>  IMHO, this is probably not a very good way to go about doing this. In
> the
> majority of cases, each email that's sent to one of your users will first
> try to reach the unreachable primary MX and then fail to the secondary.
> The
> best way this should be done is to leave the Linux box as your primary
> (and
> in this case, only) MX. On the Linux box you would have your domains set
> to
> relay, and use transport maps to redirect them to your Internal server.
>  On the whole MS/SA/Exchange subject, we make use of the Outlook client
> rules to let the users decide what they want to do with low scoring spam.
> In
> newer versions of Outlook (2000+, possibly 98 too) you can easily setup
> rules to match on the X-MailScanner-SpamScore header, and based on the
> score
> do whatever the user wants. In Outlook 97 you need to install a plug-in
> to
> get the enhanced rules filtering (which has been known to cause problems
> in
> some cases).
>  Other than explaining to each user how to setup the rule properly, this
> is
> probably the easiest solution and won't involve alot of admin time to read
> through each spam in a public folder and forward it on. I don't know about
> everyone else, but I'd rather not spend my day reading other peoples spam
> ;)
>  John's suggestion is good too, but would probably also be a bit time
> consuming to setup.
>  Cheers,
> --
> Joshua Hirsh
> Systems Administration
> Partner Solutions/ING Canada
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