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Hi,

I have this server http://mediatemple.net/webhosting/dv/pricing.php (dv base) with CentOS 5.2 and Qmail.

The problem is that I recieve a lot of spam per day, so I need to configure a anti-spam + anti-virus on this server.

The second problem is that I don't have yum instaled, so I need to configure all package and dependencies by hand :)

Can you tell me how I configure a anti-spam + anti-virus system on this server with Qmail ?

Best regards

André Bolinhas
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by:ahmedhamdy27
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I suggest  Spam Assassin http://spamassassin.apache.org/  and ClamAv http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/

and for complete solution with qmail and full step by step  check http://www.qmailtoaster.com/
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by:abolinhas
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Hi ahmedhamdy27,

I already have qmail installed on my server with my accounts created to. I just need a easy way to configure spamassasin + clamav on existed qmail.

It's is possible with qmailtoster ?

Thanks
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by:Syngin9
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Usually Qmail is set up these days with some kind of patch set like Qmail-combined-patch-set (John Simpson: http://qmail.jms1.net/patches/combined.shtml) or Qmailtoaster.

I believe that you at the bare minimum require the patch that allows for a replacement queue mechanism.  This patch allows you to use programs like Qmail-Scanner (http://qmail-scanner.sourceforge.net/) or Simscan (http://www.inter7.com/index.php?page=simscan) which can tied scanners like Spamassassin and CLamAV into the queue.
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by:Syngin9
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I have some basic guidlines here starting at Step 8.  

http://www.syngin.com/qmail.php

Sorry, its a Debian walkthrough though.
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Hi guys,

I found my answer, I followed this article and it work very well for me.

This article show how to install ASSP (Anti-Spam Proxy) on an mail server.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17799/ASSP-Extracting-the-Ham-from-Spam-by-David-J-Young

In my case, I did all steps on article and more one extra step.
I edit /etc/services and I change the smtp port (tcp / udp) to port 125, next I reboot the mail service and I run the assp.perl , after this, no more spam :)

Thanks to all of you.

Best regards


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