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Assp

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by mikk, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. mikk

    mikk Basic Pleskian

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    This is somewhat a repost of http://forum.swsoft.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=157693#post157693 regarding ASSP ( http://assp.sourceforge.net/ )
    As that was a very old forum post that may not be read any more.

    Does anyone have any experience of running ASSP on a FreeBSD plesk system and if so what are the results like, is it a worth while procedure?

    Alternativly any other solutions for stopping spam at the smtp connection rather than relying on spamassassin?

    Thanks
     
  2. mikk

    mikk Basic Pleskian

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    Ok i guess not many people are using it :)

    Are there any other recommended things like this that will run on FreeBSD systems.

    SpamAssassin does ok - but as its setup only scans mail going into mailboxes it has its flaws - i want to be able to stop mails that are being forwarded on as well to try to aid in the dreaded AOL feedbacks from users using redirects.
     
  3. pdreissen

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    Hi,

    Yes i use assp already a couple of months with very very good results.

    Check the wiki of assp and search for Plesk!
     
  4. Linulex

    Linulex Regular Pleskian

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    Yes it is, very much worth it.

    We run assp on all our hosting servers and this is our setup:

    - assp listens on port 25, forwards to port 125
    - /etc/services listens to port 125 (where on linux)
    - spamassassin from plesk, we dont use the assp spamfilter
    - assp does clamav
    - assp does invalid HELO cheks, rbl, and missing MX/A checks

    We have found out that assp wont work with drweb installed, but who needs this anyway. I trust clamav far more then some obscure overpriced AV any day.

    People cant send mail trough the server, they have to use the smtp server from there own provider for that. This is because home users never have a valid HELO. It also has the bonus that when someone has a virus it wont start using your smtp server to mail and get your ip address on blacklists.

    Stats for the last 116 days

    Messages Processed: 489365
    Messages Passed: 280945
    Messages Blocked: 208420

    So, yes it is sure worth it

    regards
    Jan
     
  5. DCNet_James

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    ASSP works great, but to lighten the load on mail processing on the actual host box I decided to build an anti-spam/virus mail gateway system.

    ART has a good project called Project Gamera found here: http://www.atomicrocketturtle.com/Joomla/content/view/77/32/

    The only problem with that is Qmail, which in a gateway application I've never found a great way of using call forward techniques to prevent a ton of bounces. Qmail by default accepts all mail. I've built my latest cluster based on Exim 4.66. All MX records point to my mail gateway cluster, which handles all mail spam/virus and content processing and then host routes mail to my PSA servers.

    I've found this approach seems to work best. Again, I choose to do this only because my PSA servers are very heavily loaded and I try to leave as much CPU for client usage rather than spam processing.

    Those are my thoughts. Everyone has their own approach. If you're looking for someone to handle it, I also provide border mail services as a service.

    Thanks,
    James
     
  6. mparadis

    mparadis Regular Pleskian

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    >People cant send mail trough the server, they have to use the smtp server from there own provider for that. This is >because home users never have a valid HELO. It also has the bonus that when someone has a virus it wont start
    >using your smtp server to mail and get your ip address on blacklists.

    Hi there,

    Do you mean that plesk users can't use assp for their outgoing mail? I thought I read somewhere that this can in fact be done. I'm trying to find that document because I'd like to move my assp from a stand alone server and onto my plesk server. Can't until I figure out the outgoing part though.

    If you have any additional input on that, it sure would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  7. Linulex

    Linulex Regular Pleskian

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    In the new plesk, this is actualy solved by plesk. You can let users now use the submission port.

    regards
    Jan
     
  8. mparadis

    mparadis Regular Pleskian

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    Hi, can you explain this a little. I'm trying to find a way of having plesk send it's outgoing mail to the spam server rather than directly. I see that submission would allow a different outgoing port but not an IP?

    Mike
     
  9. m0rpheu5

    m0rpheu5 Regular Pleskian

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    Does ASSP is running ok with Plesk 9?? Are you using qmail or postfix? Thanks
     
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