Explanation needed if not too much to ask....

Wed Aug 25 19:04:31 IST 2004

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Please excuse me if this should not have been 
posted on this list...</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I have been using Mailscanner for a couple years 
now, it works great.... but over&nbsp;these years, &nbsp;there has been some 
changes in mailscanner and the parts it uses and how there are used, ie 
spamassain, MacAfee, clamav&nbsp;and so on.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Now as for me, &nbsp;my job is to maintain many 
servers for different applications not just mail. So for me I install 
mailscanner and then I go away and all works great, I rarely keep eye over it or 
maintain it unless I start to get more spam coming through as I have many other 
tasks to do other than just make sure the email server is up to par . I have not 
had allot of time to thoroughly understand how&nbsp;Mailscanner works or how it 
use other programs to help it work. I do understand the basics.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Now my question is, is there a document or website 
explaining in detail all of mailscanner and its 3rd party programs it 
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>IE; I am having trouble understanding how 
Spamassasin works&nbsp; using surbl.org? The website of surbl.org does not 
really have much info as to how it actual works and or the terminology it uses , 
like URI's, what an URI??</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I read all the docs and I am still confused.... as 
to how SA works now? I will assume I can use SA by itself(meaning with 
mailscanner)&nbsp;with my own rules and or files, or I can use 
surbl.&nbsp;Should I use both?</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>if someone can explain a bit to me and or anyone 
else that may not fully understand how all this stuff works I would really 
appreciate it!</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thanks and my apologies if this question does not 
belong here....</FONT></DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>
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