Using cPanel as a spam filter for remote mail exchangers

LostNerd

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I recently had a question, and I wasn't able to answer it! I need answers! :p

Do any of you know of any way to use cPanel as a sort of relay where it will run a spam scan and then pass it on to the remote mail exchanger? For example:

Spam Mail -> Recieved by cPanel/Spam Assassin -> Mark as spam if required -> Deliver to External Exchange Server

Any suggestions are appreciated.
 
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cPanelMichael

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cPanelMichael

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You may want to try the Exim users mailing list to see if anyone else has configured Exim this way:

Exim Users Mailing List

Thank you.
 

oshs

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Hi LordNerd and all,

Did anyone ever figure out how to clean mail on the Cpanel server via Spamassassin and then relay mail onto the customer's Exchange server?
 

LostNerd

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As of yet, unfortunately not. I've resorted to building a standalone VM running Baruwa. A free spam filtering/mail relay server. This filters the emails and then delivers or quarantines on a per domain name basis where you can define the endpoint server per domain.
 

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Thanks for your reply.

Do you have a simple how-to for quickly setting up a Baruwa server and integrating for a specific domain, i.e how and where do you deliver or quarantine on a per domain name basis where you can define the endpoint server per domain?