Use DSPAM to reduce spam from a Linux mail server

Tuesday, 2 September 2003, 1:17 PM EST

Spam: Itís whatís for dinner. And breakfast. And lunch. And every snack in between. Wherever you turn these days, spam is invading inboxes everywhere, quickly making the jump from an annoyance to major business problem. Spam is much more operating system-agnostic than many e-mail viruses, so you can find a host of anti-spam solutions for a variety of products on a variety of platforms.

One solution for UNIX and Linux mail servers is DSPAM, which acts as the local delivery agent for the server and learns to recognize spam to ease the administrative burden of constantly keeping up with blacklists. DSPAM uses a Bayesian statistical analysis to improve the success rate and reduce the percentage of false positives.

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