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Category: Antivirus Protection
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

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 (http://qmail.plig.org/qmail-smtpd-viruscan-1.2.patch) for qmail blocks any executable attachments, which blocksq almost all Microsoft viruses.