Solved

sendmail to procmail to exchage server

Posted on 2009-07-15
2
654 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hello,

I'm pretty new to linux email servers, just so you know! Right, I'm trying to set up an OpenSuse 11.1 box which receives emails, checks them for spam using spamassassin, then forwards the email off to a Microsoft Exchange SMTP server.

From what i've read so far: Sendmail is the program that receives the email coming into your server from another server or mailer. Procmail is what will pass the email message to spamassassin and forward the email off to Exchange.

Lets forget about spamassassin for now though, I'd like to get it working without it first.

Basically I need to know the steps necessary to configure sendmail, procmail, and anything else I've missed. I'd think this was a pretty common setup, but can't seem to find any information on it.

Thanks, looking forward to your responses!
0
Comment
Question by:undyshelts
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
kevin_u earned 500 total points
ID: 24866596
This will get you started.

http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Using_SpamAssassin_on_a_Sendmail_relay.html

However if there is large volume, sendmail/procmail/spamassasin will bog down the machine.   A more scalable solution is postfix/amavis-new.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:svs
ID: 24871732
Be aware that procmail is unmaintained software and can lose your email under certain conditions (when system-wide file descriptor limit is exhausted).  Consider using maildrop instead.
0

Featured Post

What Is Transaction Monitoring and who needs it?

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring that you need for the day to day, which ensures your business website keeps running optimally, and that there is no downtime to impact your customer experience.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Utilizing an array to gracefully append to a list of EmailAddresses
Encryption for Business Encryption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encryption) ensures the safety of our data when sending emails. In most cases, to read an encrypted email you must enter a secret key that will enable you to decrypt the email. T…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question