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mhambi 07-26-2004 13:46

Filtering email
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2 part question.

1st what's the best way to set up filtering for a small linux/win network (see attached) Cost is an issue, as is simplicity. Mainly concerned about virus email. I'm getting tons of em (all caught by desktop antivirus, but I'd rather not see them at all...)

2nd- what's the best option for moving away from Outlook. Ease of use and similar features need to be considered for the 'ID-10-T' user.

HerrGlock 07-26-2004 15:02

procmail. It's easy, free and there are a bunch of recipies out there that you can piecemeal together to do exactly what you're looking to do and filter only what you want to filter.

Easy way on the viruses:

*^Content-(Type|Disposition): .*$?.*name=".*\.(ade|adp|bas|chm|cmd|crt|hlp|hta|inf|ins|isp|js|jse|mdb|mde|msc|msi|msp|mst|ocx|pcd| pot|ppt|reg|sct|shb|shs|url|wsc|wsf|wsh)"|\
^Content-(Type|Disposition): .*$?.*name=".*\.(scr|pif|dll|exe|com|lnk|bat|vbs|386|cpl|drv|sys|vb|vbe|vxd)"|\
| formail -A "X-Suspect-Extension: Illegal Extension, sent to quarantine"


Everything you use up there is already on your Linux box.

Outlook? You using WIN or Linux?

netscape has an email client. Mozilla has one. Pegasus has one. Xiamin Evolution is a lot like Outlook. Set up webmail on internal server. Eudora is a good one...


rotinom 07-30-2004 07:08

Neat solution. Working w/ ClamAV (open source AV software) it will do anti-spam, and anti-virus filtering.

Just installed it into production at my company, and it's working great so far.

It will work w/ a bunch of email servers, including Sendmail & Postfix. Best to just check them out at

grantglock 07-30-2004 07:38

can't talk about mail clients without mentioning Mozilla Thunderbird

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