MWES with Scalix

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MWES with Scalix

Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:13 pm

Hi All,

I'm trying to use MailWasher ES with Scalix 11.4.

I have had Scalix running fine, using Sendmail Milter for Amavisd-new (virus scanning) and MIMEDefang for a 'boilerplate'.
I now want to add MailWasher ES. The basic problem is this :

In its standard configuration, Scalix listens on port 25 and then forwards all emails to Sendmail. When Sendmail passes the email to MWES (using milter) the source IP always appears as localhost, so MWES always PASSes the email.

To avoid this, I needed to change the Scalix config so that sendmail listens on port 25, and then forwards to Scalix. This caused problems with authentication when sending mail from Outlook as well as Scalix Webmail.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any HOWTOs on the subject? I have put up a message on the scalix forums :

Regards & thanks in advance,
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Re: MWES with Scalix

Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:18 pm

You could try running MWES as a proxy in front of Scalix

MWES Proxy (SMTP port 25) -> Scalix MTA/Relay(Port 26) -> Sendmail (Port 27)

The Readme file will explain this just replace the wording for MTA with Scalix

Change mwes.conf

Remove the sendmail milter interface. Then stop/start MWES.

Curently MWES proxy is not support SSL/TLS connections.


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