How to stop Spam???

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I am running Oracle Collaboration Suite 9.2.0.4.0 on RHEL 2.1. My domain *@abc.com has been receiving lots of spam. The messages are usually from yahoo with randomly generated username's like abasdaczxcuz@yahoo.com or ffafaxoie@yahoo.com, etc. The IP's behind all of them are different. The problem is that the Oracle Email component doesn't check and filter emails intelligently. Either it will block yahoo or we have to enter each and every IP address from which we are being spammed manually. Is there a possible solution to stopping these mails from reaching clients at @abc.com? Can spamassassin be integrated into OCS?? Thanks!

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You will need to purchase a 3rd party program or appliance to stop spam. there are many to choose from, we use CA’s Secure content manager,, but like I said all the major Antivrus companies have their own products. there are even services out there that will filter your mail for spam. I would recommend that what ever solution you go with, do not get one that runs on the mailserver itself.. the scanning of all your mail for spam will put a great deal of stress on your server and bog down your email.. especially during heavy spam cycles like just before a holiday. I would recommend a turnkey appliance or or a software solution that runs on its on server.

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  • Richijennings
    Later versions of OCS include an anti-spam component, sourced from MailShell. This is a well-respected technology and should be able to keep out the vast majority of the nasties you described. Richi Jennings www.richi.co.uk
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    Later versions of OCS include an anti-spam component, sourced from MailShell. This is a well-respected technology and should be able to keep out the vast majority of the nasties you described. Richi Jennings www.richi.co.uk
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  • Shawnb
    Spamassassin works extremely well, but I'm pretty sure it won't "integrate" with OCS. Since you seem to know Linux, how about setting up an email relay server to place in front of your OCS server? Put Postfix/Spamassassin/Clamav on that and forward your filtered mail to the OCS server. Thats an option.
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  • EricHarris
    I don't know how many users are in your domain but we have contracted for the last year with Frontbridge as a third party service to filter our mail for both spam and viruses. We have around 2,000 users and have found them to be very reliable with very low administrative needs and no need to maintain hardware or software. Any internal solution you choose will require maintenance and administration as built in costs. Frontbridge was purchased by Microsoft recently, if that is of concern. We do still run AV internally but catch far fewer viruses than before Frontbridge went live. Regards, Eric Harris
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