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 virus-infected mails. 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 and malware.

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 and type

/usr/local/spamfilter/setup (return)

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.
(2017.04.12)  Contact