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    qmail, getmail, redhat9 scanning for spam and virus


    hello--

    I running qmail on redhat 9, and getmail.
    I'm looking for a virus/spam filter that will tag messages in the subject header.

    I've looked at blackhole http://iland.net/~ckennedy/blackhole.shtml
    but it looks complex, not very well documented, and I'm not sure that it works with getmail

    Do you have any advice on what I should use that works with qmail and getmail, filters well, and is not too hard to set up ?

    Wouldn't it be simpler if the same program filtered both for spam and viruses ?

    thanks for your help,

    --sam
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    Do you have any advice on what I should use that works with qmail and getmail, filters well, and is not too hard to set up ?
    SpamAssassin works well, and can mark messages as spam by modifying the subject field.
    Wouldn't it be simpler if the same program filtered both for spam and viruses ?
    No, since these are two different problems. Russell Nelson's virus scanning patch for qmail blocks any executable attachments, which blocksq almost all Microsoft viruses.
    Alex
    (http://www.alex-greg.com)

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