config & rules used

Gerry Maddock gmaddock at
Thu Jun 25 14:51:48 IST 2009

> From: Paulo Roncon <paulo-m-roncon at>
> Date: 06/24/2009 05:11 PM
 > What type of config and rules do you use?
> What are you examples?

I'm using a similar setup, although I switched my MTA to postfix from
sendmail about 2 years ago. At that time I noticed sendmail was losing some
emails in the process (not good) & I liked how postfix tracks all of its

I have (2) MailScanner servers: (1) Fedora 10 32bit, & a new Fedora 11 64
bit (Going to upgrade the F10 sys soon). The setup is as follows:
For postfix I have it first check the following lists: Zen, barracuda,
psbl, cbl, dul(sorbs), then a few hard & soft error sleep times & errors
tweaks, then postgrey. If it makes it past that, it checks if the recipient
email address is valid, if invalid, email is rejected, if valid it is
passed onto MailScanner, spamassassin, clamav.
spamassassin: a few local rules, sought, KAM, sane, SARE (although is no
longer updated), openprotect, razor, pyzor
Mailscanner uses clamav-amavisd & MCP checks as well

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