Mailscanner / Postfix / Procmail
ka at pacific.net
Fri Mar 23 15:03:25 GMT 2012
I've found it nice to have 2 mailscanner gateways, so that one can be
offline while it's updated, and the other can keep mail flowing. MX
records & SMTP handle the balancing/failover in most cases, so it's
easy. You can even do this with 2 VMs if that will suffice.
On 3/23/2012 9:13 AM, Alex Neuman wrote:
> 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?
>>> Thanks to all!
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