Bug 65204 - RFE: Include MailScanner & SpamAssassin in future RHL releases
RFE: Include MailScanner & SpamAssassin in future RHL releases
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-05-20 04:25 EDT by Oliver Jones
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-10 20:12:36 EDT
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Description Oliver Jones 2002-05-20 04:25:30 EDT
To improve RedHat's product I suggest you include a tool such as "MailScanner".
 This is a good tool for scanning incoming mail for viruses and spam.  It
doesn't do any of the scanning itself it instead relies on 'plug-in' virus
scanners such as Sophos, McAfee, AVP etc.  It can also interface with
SpamAssasin to catch SPAM.
Having a tool like this enabled by default raises the value of RHL relative to
your competition.
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2002-05-22 06:29:59 EDT
I agree.  Sendmail Milter or Postfix filter "out of the box" SPAM filtering
capability would be very nice indeed.

Or at a very minimum, please include additional CPAN RPM's so installation of
MailScanner, SpamAssasin and Ripul's Razor is much easier.
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2002-05-31 05:57:22 EDT
SpamAssassin should be easy to install on top of Red Hat Linux 7.3.
What further CPAN stuff is missing?


Florian La Roche
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2002-06-08 06:05:25 EDT
Can the following perl CPAN modules be included in future versions of Red Hat?


Comment 4 Jean Berthomieu 2002-06-16 03:55:03 EDT
I strongly agree!
Many Linux computers are used as mail servers. Our main concern with them is to 
trim down spam and MS virus. A good, (eventually external) filter would be of 
great help.
Comment 5 Panu Matilainen 2002-06-27 04:44:59 EDT
"Me too" - SpamAssassin or similar would be really nice to have included in the
Comment 6 Florian La Roche 2002-06-27 08:20:13 EDT
If future public beta versions look good, SpmaAssassin will be included.
We haven't yet decided on Razor yet.

greetings and thanks,

Florian La Roche
Comment 7 Warren Togami 2002-07-02 07:08:35 EDT
This may be helpful when Red Hat decides to add SpamAssassin to the distro.  RPM
packages including an SRPM for reference.
Comment 8 Fred Krogh 2002-07-10 20:12:32 EDT
Just tried to install spamassassin-2.31-8.i386.rpm that has a build date of June
28 for RedHat Rawhide.  Gave up in tracking down dependencies at rpmfind.  (No
trouble getting perl-Net-DNS-0.23-4, but the rest eluded me.)  This is a
suggestion that when posting RPM's like this that one verifies that the required
RPM's are either likely on a user's system, or are available at rpmfind or some
place else that might be mentioned.  I'm running at "up2date" RedHat 7.3 system.
Comment 9 Florian La Roche 2002-11-03 16:09:22 EST
spamassassin is included now


Florian La Roche

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