Two questions regarding email

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#1 Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:14

Two questions regarding email

Questions regarding STARTTLS and server-side email filtering. All,

A couple of questions related to email matters:

1: This moths issue of Bruce Schneier's newsletter included a pointer to this article: My VPS is running Postfix for outbound emails. What can/should I do with regard to enabling the STARTTLS flag?

2: My email address is more than a decade old and as such, is on every spam list in the country - I literally get hundreds of spam emails daily. I have always been concerned about using a server-based spam tool for fear of a non-spam message being trapped and have disabled all server-side filtering. Is this still a valid concern? What are best practices with regard to filtering? Do these methods allow some (relatively easy) means for checking the messages that have been blocked?

Thank you.

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 21:48


Let's start with question #2 -- that's actually all configurable.

If you look in Server Configuration -> Spam and Virus Delivery, you can configure what happens when spam is detected.

It can be placed in a spam folder if you like. And you can also configure it to delete spam if a certain spam score is reached, if you like.

Will that do what you're after?


Sun, 11/16/2014 - 22:11


As always, thank you for taking time to reply.

I assume you are referring to VirtualMin -> Server Configuration? I do not see the Spam and Virus Delivery option. Could this be because I have disabled those servers and/or services? If so, which ones should I enable?

With regard to configuration: I use POP to access my email. Is there a configuration that would allow me to download suspected spam to my spam folder? Otherwise, checking it becomes tedious.

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