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Configuring Sendmail for webmail, virus protection and rules setup

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Hi EE,  I have a mail server (sendmail) on redhat 8.  I have recently moved to fedora 2.  Please can someone show me to setup sendmail so that I have features like webmail, imap.  Also to configure the antivirus.  (a free one)  or f-secure which I have a license for.  I also want to be able to setup features like out of office.  
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You're not asking for a small piece of advice, specially since you have several options to chooce from.

Short answer. Get sendmail working so that you can receive and send mail in a normal fashion.

Next, go visit http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/
and read up. This product is a wrapper around spam filters and virus scanner which will plug rather painlessly on top of most mail servers out there (you'll also need the actual spam filters and virus scanners such as spamassasin and f-prot).

Next go to http://www.horde.org/ and read up. This project includes several sub-projects, like the IMP which provides web-mail.

This should keep you busy for a while ;)

If you were looking for a step-by-step commands to execute, you're out of luck.

cheers
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Rather than using sendmail, you might want to consider using Postfix. Its rather easy to setup and gives alot more options when coming to adding in anti-virus and spam supression support. Here are a couple of links I have used in the past that work fairly well...

http://www.spenneberg.com/postfix-amavis.pdf
http://advosys.ca/papers/postfix-filtering.html

-- Michael

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Thanks Micheal and EinaTh.          It sounds like I will have to try both approaches  on a test machine.  At least I have an idea where to start now.


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actually, I agree with Micheal about using Postfix rather then sendmail. Both Mailscanner and the IMP will work at least as well with that, so if you dont have a specific reason for choosing sendmail, go for postfix... it's easier to get that right for a first timer.

cheers.
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