OT: Email server configuration(s)

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Sep 28 08:35:35 IST 2006

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Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> Billy A. Pumphrey wrote:
>> This is far off topic, but please give me some feedback to which is the
>> best way for a few things.  Plus I have a problem.
>> System Info:
>> OS - CentOS, the latest of about 6 months ago.  I don't know how to get
>> the version for it
> cat /etc/redhat-release
> [snip]
>> 2.  Hostname/Domain/DMZ
>> Is the best way to setup a mail server to put it in a DMZ and have the
>> host name and domain name be something like: WoodenMS2.woodmaclaw.com?
> no comments
>> 3.  How many people use MailScanner to scan/archive outgoing email?  I
>> use it as a gateway to the exchange server.  It has never occurred to me
>> to use it for outgoing mail, but for policy sakes it would be nice to
>> archive the email.  (approved policy)  I have not clue on where to start
>> for setting this up.  
> An outgoing MS server will help you:
> 1. Enforce uniform policies for outgoing mails (filename/filetype checks)
> 2. More importantly check outgoing mails for viruses (can be 
> embarrassing to have an infected machine sending viruses to your 
> customers)
In somewhere like the USA, I wouldn't be surprised if someone receiving 
a virus from you won't sue you for technical negligence, by letting it 
> 3. Block outgoing smtp completely (except from the exchange server to 
> the MS server)
> - dhawal

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