Wednesday, May 05, 2004

amavisd-new with clamav & SpamAssassin

Another on of those days.. *sigh* (Is it Friday yet ?)

Put our new spam-filter/antivirus mail gateway online today.. Seems to work pretty well - Up on until today we used Trend Interscan VirusWall for Linux. I have been pretty happy with the VirusWall, but a have wanted to change it for a long time, because:
1. It runs on Linux
2. It costs money

We did not have any spam filtering until now, and frankly, it was about damn time.. Spammers were hitting our mailboxes by the thousands every single day..

Anywho.. I found a nice HP server for the purpose, spent yesterday afternoon installing FreeBSD and doing the basic configuration... Followed by amavisd-new, clamav and p5-Mail-SpamAssassin from the ports collection. Did some testing this morning, and finally put it into production at noon.. After running for 20 minutes, it had already caught 29 spam messages !

My friend Henrik is visiting from Denmark, and tonight we are all going out for a nice dinner at Anatole - a small restaurant close to where a live. They make traditional French food, and they make very well ;)

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