Blocking Keywords using access db

Back to the ultimate resource for linux questions :)

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?
LVL 1
rpone605Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
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.
0
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.
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

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.
0
jlevieCommented:
It is on your FC2 CD's
0
rpone605Author Commented:
lol what a shock...you guys answer soooo fast it's kinda spooky ;)

thanks..i'll look for it tommorow
0
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?
0
jlevieCommented:
Looks like we dropped the ball on following up to the last part of the question.

What does your fetchmail config look like?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Email Servers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.