Explanation needed if not too much to ask....
ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Wed Aug 25 20:23:35 IST 2004
> Please excuse me if this should not have been posted on this list...
> I have been using Mailscanner for a couple years now, it works great....
> but over these years, there has been some changes in mailscanner and
> the parts it uses and how there are used, ie spamassain, MacAfee,
> clamav and so on.
> Now as for me, 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 Mailscanner
> works or how it use other programs to help it work. I do understand the
> Now my question is, is there a document or website explaining in detail
> all of mailscanner and its 3rd party programs it uses?
> IE; I am having trouble understanding how Spamassasin works 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
> 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) with my
> own rules and or files, or I can use surbl. Should I use both?
SURBL is just more tests added to SpamAssassin, but you need an
additionnal module to use it. See www.fsl.com/support for a special
package with installation. SURBL is one of the best tools to catch spam.
> 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!
> Thanks and my apologies if this question does not belong here....
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