Installing and configuring spamd

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 9:46 AM EST

Yesterday we looked at spamd, a service designed to reduce the flow of spam to your email inbox. Now that we know some of its advantages, let's put it to work.

The order of things is as follows:

1. Decide on a physical hookup and IP addressing scheme.
2. Get spamd configured and running.
3. Tell OpenBSD to send any TCP 25 traffic to spamd for evaluation (yes, that is a required step). But we also must tell OpenBSD to forward email from "good" senders to our real email server. PF rules (OpenBSD's version of iptables) take care of that.
4. Test, test, test!

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