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Blocking Keywords using access db

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I'm currently running a sendmai server with fedora core 1 yarrow and sendmail 8.12

I'm using the rbl feature of the sendmail config along with blocking and allowing domains through the access db file.

What i'm wondering is if there is some way to block through the access db by keyword.

If not what would be a acceptable way to do this?
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rpone605
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jlevieCommented:
The access map doesn't have that capability. Other possibilities for this include procmail filters, SpamAssassin (http://spamassassin.apache.org/), an anti-spam/anti-virus solution like MailScanner (http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/index.html), MIMEdefang, AmAViS, or custom code added to Sendmail's check_compat() function.
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PsiCopCommented:
Yep. the access db is limited, by design, to just looking at addresses. sendmail regards the message body as one big lump of data. It neither knows nor cares what's in that lump. You need some additional filtering software to plug into your system - jlevie's list is a pretty complete rundown of the ones you wanna be looking at.
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rpone605Author Commented:
alright well i've been meaning to setup a mailscanner box to see how it works...this just aid's me in the motivation to do so.  i'm going to leave this thread open for now in case i have setup questions.

thanks.
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rpone605Author Commented:
well i'm in the process of getting the mailscanner running on the linux box i built.

i have all the packages except one installed.

it's the patch package, i searched and found the rpm but it was not the right one.  does anyone have any suggestion on where to find the patch rpm for fedora core 2

thanks.
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jlevieCommented:
It is on your FC2 CD's
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rpone605Author Commented:
lol what a shock...you guys answer soooo fast it's kinda spooky ;)

thanks..i'll look for it tommorow
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rpone605Author Commented:
alright i got mailscanner all up and running...just have to get fetchmail working.

the way i'd like this server to work is it downloads the email from the server and then the user downloads the mail from the server running mailscanner and all that.

i have fetchmail configured but it doesn't seem to be working properly and not checking the email based on the interval settings.

what am i doing wrong to get fetchmail to work?
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jlevieCommented:
Looks like we dropped the ball on following up to the last part of the question.

What does your fetchmail config look like?
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