Mailscanner / Postfix / Procmail
alex at vidadigital.com.pa
Fri Mar 23 14:13:17 GMT 2012
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Martin Hepworth <maxsec at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tag low scoring spam I tag the subject and deliver, for high scoring spam
> the action I just delete it don't deliver.
> Now I'd suggest having the mailscanner gateway on separate machine (real or
> virtual) from the end user server, I've seen too many issues with mixing the
> two, esp when it comes to updates of the OS and applications. Plus it's
> better to keep the load off the user email server so it can concentrate on
> that job and not be affected too much by having to process all that crub
> email in the first place.
> Martin Hepworth
> Oxford, UK
> On 23 March 2012 13:06, Patrick Healy <pjhealy at healyville.com> wrote:
>> I know this is going to sound like a newbie question, but I'm having a
>> brain hiccup and can't seem to completely wrap my head around this...
>> I'm relatively new to postfix, but I've got a MailScanner / Postfix
>> configuration set up and working. Traditionally I would have set up a
>> procmail rule to handle the spamscore and dump SPAM in to a folder.
>> However, I'm seeing notes about the huge performance hit that I'll take if
>> I enable procmail in the postfix/main.cf file.
>> My question is this - should I be using procmail to filter the SPAM that
>> MailScanner/Spamassassin tag? I know that MailScanner is taking things out
>> of the HOLD queue and tagging them, then replacing them back into the
>> incoming queue for Postfix to deal with, but I figured that MailScanner
>> would handle the SPAM between those two steps so as not to add to Postfix's
>> Any thoughts?
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Alex Neuman van der Hans
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