SBS 2003/Exchange and a Linux Spam Gateway

Sampson, Aaron Sampson at
Tue Aug 21 14:59:38 IST 2012


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From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rudi Hartmann - Pacific Micro-Tel
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:00 AM
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Subject: SBS 2003/Exchange and a Linux Spam Gateway

My company uses Microsoft Small Business Server which is running Exchange 2003 for email services. We have been using a service called Exchange Defender provided to us by a consultant that were getting rid of. Exchange Defender is a service that filters spam and viruses for us. There are just 5 of us using Exchange 2003 with Outlook 2010 as clients. I have a little box that is a Via Epia 15000EG motherboard with 1G of RAM and a 250GB drive. I put Linux Mint 13 Mate 32-bit on it and it works great. I would like to use this little box as an email gateway to filter spam and viruses for the Exchange 2003 server. It would be nice if I could just pop that little box between the Internet and the Exchange server as an appliance to do this. I did some Googling and found SpamAssassin and ClamAV as free products to do this. I am just not clear on how to install them properly on the Linux box and how to configure it.

I would like to figure out how to do this myself, because I would learn something valuable and get this service running for myself.

Thanks ahead of time.


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