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Re: Postfix antispam in combination with fetchmail?

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  • Jef Driesen
    ... Leaving the non-spam on the pop server is not absolutely required, but rather a nice thing to have. Forwarding to another address has the downside that
    Message 1 of 16 , May 1, 2006
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      mouss wrote:
      > Simon Waters wrote:
      >>>> I think you are making the set up over elaborate.
      >>>>
      >>> I know that I can do the spam detection in my email client (thunderbird
      >>> here). That's how I do it now and it works relatively well with only one
      >>> PC. But I want to be able to access my mailbox from other PCs as well.
      >>> That's why I want to setup an internal mailserver, where I can access
      >>> the mailbox over imap. And then I could as well adding the spam/virus
      >>> detection at the server level.
      >>>
      >>
      >> Pipe into spamassassin via .procmailrc ? Worked reasonably well here
      >> for a long time before with braved greylisting and RBLs, and took
      >> advantage of the fact we are terminating the SMTP transaction.
      >>
      >
      > The advantage of using postfix instead is that your mail is queued
      > quickly, so fetchmail doesn't need to keep the connection with the
      > pop/imap server open until mail is filtered. Now, this doesn't seem to
      > be what the OP is asking for as he apparently wants to keep a copy of
      > non-spam mail on the pop/imap server.
      >
      > If the OP can make sure the right error is given back to fetchmail, then
      > procmail/maildrop is probably the right way. Otherwise, using an MTA (+
      > forward mail to another address to be able to read it from other places)
      > may be another solution.

      Leaving the non-spam on the pop server is not absolutely required, but
      rather a nice thing to have. Forwarding to another address has the
      downside that every (non-spam) message has to be re-send, and my upload
      speed/volume is rather limited by my isp.
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