On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 17:21 -0400, David Chaplin-Loebell wrote: > John Simpson wrote: > > > On 2006-10-25, at 1614, Ingo Claro wrote: > > > >> Jeff Koch escribió: > >> > >>> > >>> We are getting demands from large ISP's - Comcast, AOL, AT&T - that > >>> we spam filter all outgoing email. We're using simscan to filter > >>> incoming email but I think that misses email generated by our > >>> customers and autoresponders. Can it be accomplished by modifying > >>> /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp ? > >>> > >>> How are other qmail users handling this? > >> > >> > >> i'm also interested in this feature. Have you found how to filter > >> outgoing messages? for incoming messages I use maildrop > > > > > > you can still use simscan. the trick is to make your customers send > > their mail through simscan. > > [snip] > > I'm not sure that spam-filtering outgoing mail is a good idea-- I've > never run into an implementation that doesn't annoy legitimate customers > sending legitimate mail-- and simscan is, as far as I know, specifically > designed not to allow it. If RELAYCLIENT is set, simscan checks for > viruses but it doesn't run SpamAssassin. > > Am I missing something?
Yeah, Free ISPs who have spammers sign up. I've been fighting with this for quite a while. I've ended up having multiple qmail installs to do this. One to receive the email, one to spam scan it and relay it out. This seems to work well, I check the queues and clear out those emails and users - block those sending IP's if necessaary. My big problem is - how do I convert a single email with 50 TO: addresses into ONE email to be spam scanned? I think I need to run a different email server for the intital queue - but this then brings up questions like, how do I use SMTP AUTH with, say, Exim, and vpopmail? The whole spam/antivirus requirements have turned a nice 'email server' into a multiple install/multiple queue hell - and I only have about 2k regular users. Rick