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Need to give SpamAssassin some teeth

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by MikkyX, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. MikkyX

    MikkyX Guest

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    Hi,
    Running Plesk 7.5.4 on Debian with SpamAssassin 3.0.3 (and the Plesk module in my licence key), and the config files stored in /etc/spamassassin/

    If I create my own *.cf file in this folder my understanding was it would be parsed - but it isn't. I can't enable network tests, or amend rules myself. LOTS of spam which was getting caught on previous ISPs is being allowed through on this one - even blatantly obvious ones.

    I need to give SpamAssassin some teeth to bite with before we get drowned, does anyone have any tips on how I'm meant to configure it usefully?
     
  2. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

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    This may not help you in using it via the Plesk control panel, but to get much better results from SA, I added RulesDuJour and ART's qmail-scanner, and updated SA from ART's repository as well.

    The end results are much better IMO and the qmail-scanner package has many options for SA. Works with many AV scanners, even multiples simultaneously, really a great package.

    ART = atomicrocketturtle.com

    Some of the nice options for SA are:
    Code:
     --sa-forward <username@domain>              (defaults to nothing)
                       User to redirect spam mails 'being quarantined' for
                       admin purposes...
                       The message is forwarded almost unmodified so you can
                       use 'sa-learn' with it.
                       If you prefer that the message includes the spam headers
                       enable the next option.
                       (i.e.  --sa-forward [email]antispam@mydomain.com[/email])
    
      --sa-fwd-verbose [yes|no]       (default: no)
                       Whether to add the X-Spam headers to the forwarded message.
    
      --sa-quarantine [num]           (default: 0)
                       Spam messages with a score higher than
                       (required_hits + sa_quarantine) should be quarantined.
                       Only relevant if SpamAssassin is used.
                       Score of 0 means deliver all messages.
    
      --sa-delete [num]               (default: 0)
                       Spam messages with a score higher than
                       (required_hits + sa_delete) should be deleted.
                       Only relevant if SpamAssassin is used.
                       Score of 0 means deliver all messages.
    
      --sa-reject [yes|no]            (default: no)
                       If you enable sa-reject and sa-delete is properly set,
                       messages with a score higher than sa-delete will be rejected
                       before the smtp session is closed. Otherwise they are just
                       dropped silently. (1/0)
    Oh, and did I mention it's FREE? Plesk's GUI interface for many things (including SA and Firewall) are way too limiting. With qmail-scanner, it's all automatic, once you set the config options in the qmail-scanner-queue.pl file, it just works!
     
  3. MikkyX

    MikkyX Guest

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    Thanks for that - sounds like fun! But I was hoping for a nice, simple "edit this file" sort of solution. :)

    I wouldn't know where to start implementing your suggestion!
     
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