Anti-Spam and anti-virus on RIBF mail front-end server
(Last updated on 12 April2017)
(2008.03.21) Sophos Pure Message (PMX)
software has been installed on new RIBF mail front-end servers
(ribfsmtp1/ribfsmtp2) to identify and tag spam mails and isolate
This PMS software protects against inbound and outbound threats with unrivaled
effectiveness and simplicity, delivering high-capacity,
high-availability security against spam, phishing, viruses, spyware
Once identified, the mail is then tagged as ***SPAM***
for later filtering using the user's own mail user-agent application.
How to filter SPAM on RIBF mail server
You can automatically filter the SPAM (tagged as ***SPAM***) on RIBF00.RIKEN.JP by setting
file .procmailrc at your home directory. Following script
will setup this environment. Login to ribf00.riken.jp and type
and answer yes. (The existing file .forward and .procmailrc will be renamed
on the same directory) Then the mail tagged as ***SPAM*** will be automatically
sorted and stored at the directory ~/Maildir/.spam/new as a sequence number file.
This setup can be canceled by removing the file .procmailrc on your home directory.