mail server setup

John G Heim jheim at
Wed Jan 6 16:31:48 EST 2016

Are you askin if you can keep spamassassin from adding  the huge spam 
report header?  Or are you asking if you can keep it from rewriting the 
subject line? Eitherway, those are spamassassin configuration settings, 
not postfix or exim.

In the debian postfix package, the file for spamassassin comes 
with default settings for both rewriting the subject line and omitting 
the spam report header. There are  comments in the file to explain what 
they do. Mine are like this:

# Comment out this line to make spamassassin leave subject line alone
# rewrite_header Subject *****SPAM*****
# Don't mime attach the original message -- just leave it alone.
# change to 1 for the old behavior
report_safe 0
# omit the huge spam report header
#remove_header spam Report

On 01/06/2016 02:43 PM, Michał Zegan wrote:
> exim is very flexible, still easier than sendmail. postfix is nice, 
> but well... can you integrate spamassassin with postfix/amavist in 
> such a way that if a message is a spam, the only thing that happens to 
> it is that one header is added, but the rest of the message is unchanged?
> W dniu 06.01.2016 o 21:39, Littlefield, Tyler pisze:
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>> On 1/6/2016 3:33 PM, Michał Zegan wrote:
>>> Exim is another nice, more powerful and more complicated
>>> alternative to postfix, and does not need amavis for both
>>> spam/antivirus, although it uses spamassassin/clamav normally. It
>>> can also interface with dovecot.
>> I don't know if I'd say more powerful. I have yet to find something
>> Postfix can't do and it follows the unix-like philosophy to chain
>> tools together that are good at their own tasks, thus spamassassin,
>> clamav, etc. When I used exim it seemed overly complex; I achieved the
>> same setup with much greater ease with Postfix. There's also Sendmail
>> on FreeBSD (which I think Juan is using), but that's really messy and
>> not super flexable. I want to try out OpenBSD's OpenSMTPD, but I have
>> yet to have the time.
>> HTH,
>>> W dniu 06.01.2016 o 21:08, John G Heim pisze:
>>>> Yeah, Tyler's list is pretty much the standard.
>>>> 1.  postfix for smtp 2. dovecot for imap 3. spamassassin, amavis
>>>> and clamav for spam and virus filtering I am not sure there is as
>>>> much of a standard choice for web mail. We use something called
>>>> horde. It is really fully featured but it took me a heckuva long
>>>> time to set up originally.
>>>> On 01/06/2016 01:53 PM, Littlefield, Tyler wrote:
>>> Hey! On 1/6/2016 2:49 PM, Juan Hernandez wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>> I wanted to setup my own mail server for my domains.
>>> This is a really nice idea, but it can take a lot of work.
>>>>>>> I wanted to know what you guys recommended for setups?
>>>>>>> I need webmail, imap, virtual domains, spam/antivirus
>>>>>>> protection, etc.
>>> I use postfix for the MTA, it uses dovecot for SASL. I use
>>> amavis-new to check inbound and outbound mails for spam/antivirus
>>> and that uses clamavd and spamassassin. For webmail, you could use
>>> squirrel mail or roundcube (not sure of how accessible the latter
>>> is).
>>>>>>> I was reading a site, and I came across citadel groupware
>>>>>>> and liked its features.  Have any of you ever set it up?
>>>>>>> Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>> Juan
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