[Pkg-exim4-users] Simple ClamAV Setup (Howto)

Fred T. Hamster fred at gruntose.com
Mon Jan 2 20:47:18 UTC 2006

i'm a user of sa-exim also, and i adopted it at the time because it
provided a way to reject email at smtp time rather than rejecting it
once the server had already accepted the email from the sender.
by rejecting email at smtp time, the spam sender hopefully thinks the
address is no longer valid and will always be rejected.  if they ever
edit their lists to remove dead addresses, then mine should eventually
fall off their lists.
at the time, i think that was the only way to do that (reject spam at
smtp time).  does exim support that feature now?  i for one wouldn't
mind removing an extra package if exim provides for this now.

Marc Haber wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 02:33:19PM -0500, Joseph wrote:
>>av_scanner = clamd:/var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl
>the local_scan_path is a different thing. You are talking clamav here,
>not spamassassin. And it is still unclear to me what sa-exim does
>better than exim's built-in spam filter. Can you say why you decided
>against using exim's built-in spamassassin interface in favor of
>sa-exim, which is a third-party project?
>Thanks for helping with the docs. In the future. Can you please
>explain what your directions actually do? Giving a HOWTO without
>telling the reader _what_ you are doing and _why_ will increase the
>support burden when the system breaks.

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