Install and configure MailWatch monitoring tool for MailScanner

MailWatch for MailScanner is a web-based front-end to MailScanner written in PHP, MySQL and JpGraph. It comes with a CustomConfig module for MailScanner which causes MailScanner to log all message data (excluding body text) to a MySQL database which is then queried by MailWatch for reporting and statistics.

1. Install Apache2, MySql server and PHP5 with required modules. You may already have some or all of these packages installed.

apt-get install apache2 php5-cli php5 mysql-server libdbd-mysql-perl php5-gd php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5
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Implementing SPF checks in Postfix

Sender Policy Framework (SPF), as defined in RFC 4408, is an e-mail validation system designed to prevent e-mail spam by addressing a common vulnerability, source address spoofing. SPF allows administrators to specify which hosts are allowed to send e-mail from a given domain by creating a specific DNS SPF record in the public DNS. Mail exchangers then use the DNS to check that mail from a given domain is being sent by a host sanctioned by that domain’s administrators. Continue reading

Installing and configuring MailScanner for virus and spam filtering (Postfix, ClamAV, SpamAssassin, Razor)

MailScanner is an e-mail security and anti-spam package for e-mail gateway systems. MailScanner is highly configurable using a very easy-to-use system of rulesets. Virtually every configuration option can, for example, be controlled on a per-user, per-domain or per-IP basis.

It’s assumed that you have already installed and configured Postfix according to this tutorial:
Installing Postfix with MySql backend and SASL for SMTP authentication

1. Add backports to your apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)

deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

2. Add the backports keyring and update apt

apt-get update
apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
apt-get update

3. Install required packages (ClamAV, SpamAssassin, Razor and required libs for MailScanner)

apt-get install clamav clamav-base clamav-freshclam libclamav6 spamassassin razor unzip libarchive-zip-perl libconvert-tnef-perl libhtml-parser-perl libmime-tools-perl libmime-perl libcompress-zlib-perl libconvert-binhex-perl libdbd-sqlite3-perl libfilesys-df-perl libsys-syslog-perl libsys-hostname-long-perl libmailtools-perl libole-storage-lite-perl libnet-cidr-perl
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