I have found myself in spam hell the last couple of months. Not so much because of my laptop or desktops, they all run spamassassin. No it’s the Peek my mobile e-mail and text device. I got rid of my cellphone at the beginning of this year, I wasn’t really using it to call with anymore. The Peek is a great device but they don’t do an spam catching, which is great because I wouldn’t want them to.
I did find these scripts from ConfigServer Services. The offer this script for free. In addition you can buy the front-end add-on for cPanel. This is only $35 for a server license which I think is pretty cheap for what you get. I already run some of the other scripts they provide. They are a trusted source for not only free scripts but server configuration services as well. There website is also a great source for several cPanel related articles.
MailScanner, the scritp the above script installs does use SpamAssassin and ClamAV for spam and virus detection. I will have to monitor what this will do to mainly my memory on the server. I don’t really want to drive up the cost of hosting, and having to increase memory because of SpamAssassin could do this.
I do really need a solution to fight all of the spam that I am receiving on the Peek. I am spending time at least twice a week now to add lines to my spam filter. And this is time I could be using better b writing or being otherwise productive. One other way to catch of spam would be to use an on-line service. Or funnel all mail through gmail. But I have my own server and it would be a shame not to use it.
Now in reading this you might ask, as a computer geek where you not careful enough to not leave your e-mail address out in the open for a spambot to pick it up? Yes I am careful and most of m e-mail addresses are as clean as a whistle. But I do own some domain names who are 10+ years old, as a result these domains receive the most spam. I also at one point in the past was a fan of the catch-all method. Something I now regret, as it surely helped in increasing the spam at some point. All of the catch-all has now been turned off, however the damage was already done.
Part one is done MailScanner is installed and running. More on if this method is working later.