Real Anti-Spam Help for System Administrators
In Slamming Spam, two spam fighters show you how to fight back—and win. Unlike most spam books, this one is written specifically for in-the-trenches system administrators: professionals who need hands-on solutions for detecting, managing, and deterring spam in Unix/Linux and/or Microsoft Windows environments.
The authors offer deep, administrator-focused coverage of the most valuable open-source tools for reducing spam's impact in the enterprise—especially SpamAssassin. Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing anti-spam tools, the authors present expert insights into every leading approach to fighting spam, including Bayesian filtering, distributed checksum filtering, and email client filtering.
Step-by-step junk mail filtering with Procmail
Protecting Sendmail, Postfix, qmail, Microsoft Exchange, and Lotus Domino servers from spam
Making the most of native MTA anti-spam features, including whitelists/blacklists, DNS black hole services, and header checking
Distributed checksum filtering solutions, including Vipul's Razor and Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse
McAfee SpamKiller for Lotus Domino
McAfee SpamKiller for Microsoft Exchange
Implementing and managing SpamAssassin
Implementing SMTP AUTH, providing effective outbound SMTP authentication and relaying with any mail client; and STARTTLS, encrypting outbound mail content, user names, and passwords
Sender verification techniques, including challenge/response, special use addresses, and sender compute
Anti-spam solutions for Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Messenger, and Unix mail clients
Whatever your IT environment and mail platform, Slamming Spam's defense in-depth strategies can help you dramatically reduce spam and all its attendant costs—IT staff time, network/computing resources, and user productivity.
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