Fighting Spam with Qmail (part II)

    Date07 Oct 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    In part I of this series, I explained how to filter spam after qmail takes it, but before the user sees it. While that achieves the important goal of avoiding user annoyance, it still leaves one issue open: Spam is using resources in the qmail server. . . In part I of this series, I explained how to filter spam after qmail takes it, but before the user sees it. While that achieves the important goal of avoiding user annoyance, it still leaves one issue open: Spam is using resources in the qmail server.

    In this article, I will explain how to solve, at least partly, these problems, using a replacement for qmail's SMTP server, called qpsmtpd. All commands given are as I used in a Red Hat 8.0 system. I doubt it, but some may need to be changed in other distros, so check the docs of each command if you don't understand what a command does. Remember, you don't know me, I may be evil or dumb!

    I also assume that you already have a working, operational qmail setup. If your qmail is not working, following this tutorial will only break it further, so stop right now and fix it!

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