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    virus email

    This morning there were a lot of mails in my inbox from "[email protected]" the user is a client on the raq that has nothing to do with my own domain, so the two were combined.

    These emails apparently had virusses in them since a lot of them had bounced to me from mailscanners of the receiving part.

    The body of the emails were all fully intact and were all different, they appear to be actual emails (from banks, airmiles etc.).

    The recepients were all dutch (copied from a adressbook?).

    My raq is not a open relay (just tested it again), it does have formmail 1.92 installed (that supposed to be harmless?).

    Can anyone tell me what happened? Who combined the user on my raq with my own domain, or did the mailscanners do that (bounce to the originating server).

    Guess its really time to install a mailscanner

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    Are you sure they werent sent to the postmaster of the box instead of the users ?

    Installing the mailscanner is very easy. Search the cobalt list or do a google search for mailscanner. Also on RAQFAQ is a installation howto install mailscanner.

    If you need help in "dutch" please stuur me een Private message cause I talk dutch all the way.

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    Hi Robbert,

    Bedankt, the problem is i'm afraid to f*ckup sendmail orso installing a mailscanner, all my raqs are filled with customers and they all have my adress ;-).

    I think however that i'll give it a try.
    I'll let you know.

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    The pkg works like a charm you have to make one correction after installation but that is an easy one.

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    Do you mean the pkg from "Bassi"?

    for everyone else:
    http://www.firstwebspace.com/raq/RAQ...ner-3.21-1.pkg
    and
    http://www.firstwebspace.com/raq/RaQ...ner-3.21-1.pkg

    What is the correction you are reffering to?

    regards,
    Dutchie

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    in your init.d the path is wrong.
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    Dutchie:

    What does this Bassie Mailscanner do???

    I downloaded the RAQ4 Mailscanner package but not sure if this is the program that you can use to control spam messages and to do a virus check before my clients receive their e-mail??

    Thanks
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    The mailscanner works fine if it comes to virus detection, i'm not sure about spam, it configures the ordb spamfilter according to the mailscanner.conf.

    I installed it and am pretty satisfied with it, its a pity there isn't a 550 version.

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    I use a simple procmail file to eliminate 99.9% of the virus emails plus most of the SPAM. Just edit the attached file changing your site number and username. Then place the file in your home directory saved as .procmailrc and you shouldn't get the nasty virus attachments.

    Mike

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    .procmailrc file.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    What does this Bassie Mailscanner do???

    I downloaded the RAQ4 Mailscanner package but not sure if this is the program that you can use to control spam messages and to do a virus check before my clients receive their e-mail??

    Is there any configuration that is required after the package is installed on a Raq4??

    Thanks
    Les
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    Mailscanner is a program to scan emails using an anti-virus software. You can configure it to also check for spam by installing Spam Assassin.
    The pkg version, as far as I know, works but is not as up to date as the rpm or tar.gz distro of the Mailscanner.

    If you need to use the Mailscanner in a production environment you would be advised to install and configure the latest rpm or tar.gz
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    where can you get the rpm's ?

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    Originally posted by Angel78
    where can you get the rpm's ?
    The downloads are available on the Mailscanner site:
    http://www.mailscanner.info

    For a RAQ3 the standard setup should be fine. For the RAQ4 you will need to make some changes to the mail queues.

    There is a full set of instructions for installing it on the UK2RAQFaq site.
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    tnx

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    Originally posted by Angel78
    tnx
    Your welcome!

    If you need to add full spam filtering you will need to install extra Perl modules. Unfortunately the RAQ does not come with a lot of the standard Perl ones, so you might have to fight with it a bit
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