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Backup Mail Exchanger & SPAMASSASSIN

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by WannabeMKII, May 2, 2013.

  1. WannabeMKII

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    I'm using backup mail exchanger to cover if my primary mail server should ever go down.

    I've also enabled SPAMASSASSIN with a score of 4, but it doesn't appear to be working?

    For example, I've just had a message passed back to primary mail server with that ran it through SPAMASSASSIN with a score of 28?

    Does backup mail exchanger mode trigger SPAMASSASSIN?

    Thanks.
     
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    I've also got the auto delete enabled, but that doesn't seem to delete the messages.

    Should I disable auto delete and use account level filters instead?
     
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    Also, are RBL's triggered in backup exchanger mode?
     
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    how do you setup your backup mail server and spamassassin? did you install cpanel server or just exim and spamassassin?
     
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    Thanks for the response.

    It's part of my shared hosting package of cPanel.

    Does that help?
     
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    Since you are on shared hosting, you really need to talk to your hosting provider about this. Your hosting provider has access to logs that you cannot see, that will help to determine exactly what is happening (or isn't happening).
     
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    I spoke with my hosting provider and apparently, it doesn't do any filtering, it just takes any emails and passes them to my primary mail server to do the SPAM checks etc.

    Shame, as it would be good to block a large % of the messages using RBL and SPAMASSASSIN, but it appears not to be the case.
     
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