SpamAssassin, Procmail, and Fetchmail, Oh My
by Annika Backstrom in misc, on 13 April 2003. It is tagged #Computers and #Spam.
I followed Mark Pilgrim's lead and set up SpamAssassin tonight, with some help. I've actually been pretty lucky in the spam department, with one spam every couple days. Having a dummy account with aliases helps, plus I get to see exactly where people are getting my address from.
Here's the lowdown on my current setup:
- Mail is delivered to my bwerp.net address.
- Every 10 minutes, [
fetchmail] pulls e-mail from bwerp.net and delivers it to annika@localhost.
- sendmail consults my .forward file, which says "filter mail through
procmailin turn filters all mail through SpamAssassin
- Any messages marked as spam are moved to my \~/Maildir/junk folder.
Pretty slick, if I do say so myself. Next step: consolidate my e-mail