Difference between revisions of "Using ASSP with Zimbra"

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ASSP is most easily implemented with Zimbra as a separate
 
ASSP is most easily implemented with Zimbra as a separate
 
appliance.  A simple and modest box running your favorite
 
appliance.  A simple and modest box running your favorite
flavor of Linux will do the trick.  Simply configure ASSP to
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flavor of Linux will do the trick, or possibly even a virtual
point at your Zimbra host. This gives you not 1 but 2 anti-spam
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machine.  Simply configure ASSP to point at your Zimbra host.
systems.  If you prefer to keep it simple you could easily disable
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This gives you not 1 but 2 anti-spam systems.  If you prefer
the provided system with Zimbra using the Admin console.
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to keep it simple you could easily disable the provided system
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with Zimbra using the Admin console.
  
 
A second implementation would be only slightly more complex.
 
A second implementation would be only slightly more complex.
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at the custom Zimbra specified port number.  In this way both services could
 
at the custom Zimbra specified port number.  In this way both services could
 
co-exist.  This configuration is probably more susceptible to issues
 
co-exist.  This configuration is probably more susceptible to issues
during upgrades, but reduces the amount of hardware to be maintained.
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during upgrades, but reduces the amount of hardware or virtual instances
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to be maintained.

Revision as of 20:38, 17 November 2008

ASSP is most easily implemented with Zimbra as a separate appliance. A simple and modest box running your favorite flavor of Linux will do the trick, or possibly even a virtual machine. Simply configure ASSP to point at your Zimbra host. This gives you not 1 but 2 anti-spam systems. If you prefer to keep it simple you could easily disable the provided system with Zimbra using the Admin console.

A second implementation would be only slightly more complex. It would involve changing the receiving SMTP port in Zimbra to a custom one of your choosing. Install ASSP and configure it to listen on the default port of 25 and specifying in the ASSP configuration to forward to localhost at the custom Zimbra specified port number. In this way both services could co-exist. This configuration is probably more susceptible to issues during upgrades, but reduces the amount of hardware or virtual instances to be maintained.

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