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SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

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'chris'
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SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

hi

ist it possible to setup SpamAssassin on linux and place it between firewall and mail server MS Exchange 5.5 ?

has someony any experience with SpamAssassin
in connection with MS Exchange 5.5 ?

do I need a special interface, script etc. ?

kind regards
chris
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Re: SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

You could use for example the exim mailer as your SMTP MX, run spamassassin with the help of exiscan, and have valid e-mails forwarded to your Exchange server over SMTP.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

hi marco

what do you mean exactly with:
"run spamassassin with the help of exiscan" ?

greetings
chris
U.SivaKumar_2
Honored Contributor

Re: SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

Hi,

exiscan is a patch to Exim MTA for content scanning support.

you can use spam keyword in exim ACL statement "acl_smtp_mime".

regards,

U.SivaKumar.
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'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

use someone SpamAssassin in combination
with MS Exchange 5.5 at his network ?

or any experiences in this area ?
Steven E. Protter
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Re: SpamAssassin in connection with MS Exchange 5.5

I've played around with spam assassin filter messages prior to getting onto the exchange 5.5 server. This reduces traffic and stroage needs.

I've played with things the other way, filtering mail stored pop3 mail off an exchange server.

Spam assassin does have global and individual user configuration that can reduce mail volume. Ultimately I think the best way to use it is to keep my Linux servers mailboxes from filling up.

Ultimately you have to configure the product. There are decent cookbooks on the site http://www.spamassasin.org

I'm not sure how useful the product is. It does keyword filtering which does help. email address filtering is so useless I rarely bother any more.

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