Fighting Spam with Qmail (part I)

    Date07 Oct 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Spam is one of the annoying facts of Internet life in the 21st century. So, decreasing the amount of annoying spam one gets is a worthy goal, if one can do it without too much effort. In this article, I . . . Spam is one of the annoying facts of Internet life in the 21st century. So, decreasing the amount of annoying spam one gets is a worthy goal, if one can do it without too much effort. In this article, I will explain how you can fight spam by making your qmail server filter your messages through spamassassin.

    In a coming article, I will explain how to patch your qmail server to make spammer's life somewhat harder and at the same time decrease the amount of time the server spends rejecting filtering and discarding spam. The best tool I know to detect if a given piece of mail is spam is spamassassin. It's not too hard to install, and you can even get RPMs of it for the popular Red Hat distribution.

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