Note: This tutorial is applicable to iRedMail-0.7.0 and later releases. If you're using iRedMail-0.6.1 and earlier versions, please refer to this tutorial.
Since iRedMail-0.7.0, quarantining related settings are configured but disabled by default, you can easily enable quarantining with this tutorial.
With below steps, Virus/Spam/Banned emails will be quarantined into SQL database. You can manage quarantined emails with iRedAdmin-Pro.
Configure Amavisd to enable quarantining
- Edit Amavisd config file, find below settings and update them. If it doesn't exist, just add them.
- on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux, it's /etc/amavisd.conf or /etc/amavisd/amavisd.conf.
- on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, it's /etc/amavis/conf.d/50-user
- on openSUSE, it's /etc/amavisd.conf
- on Gentoo, it's /etc/amavisd.conf
- on FreeBSD, it's /usr/local/etc/amavisd.conf
- on OpenBSD, it's /etc/amavisd.conf
# Change below two settings to D_DISCARD. $final_spam_destiny = D_DISCARD; $final_banned_destiny = D_DISCARD; # # Quarantine SPAM into SQL server. # $spam_quarantine_to = 'spam-quarantine'; # <- Remove '#' at the beginning of line. $spam_quarantine_method = 'sql:'; # <- Remove '#' at the beginning of line. # # Quarantine VIRUS into SQL server. # $virus_quarantine_to = 'virus-quarantine'; # <- Remove '#' at the beginning of line. $virus_quarantine_method = 'sql:'; # <- Remove '#' at the beginning of line. # # Quarantine BANNED emails into SQL server. # $banned_quarantine_to = 'banned-quarantine'; $banned_files_quarantine_method = 'sql:';
Also, make sure you have below lines configured in same config file. (It's configured and enabled by default since iRedMail-0.7.0):
@storage_sql_dsn = ( ['DBI:...], );
- Restart amavisd service to make it work.
Configure iRedAdmin-Pro to manage quarantined mails
- Edit iRedAdmin-Pro config file settings.py, make sure you have correct settings in "[amavisd]" section like below:
- on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux, it's /var/www/iredadmin/settings.py
- on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, it's /usr/share/apache2/iredadmin/settings.py
- on openSUSE, it's /srv/www/iredadmin/settings.py
- on Gentoo Linux, it's /var/www/iredadmin/settings.py
- on FreeBSD, it's /usr/local/www/iredadmin/settings.py
- on OpenBSD, it's /var/www/iredadmin/settings.py
amavisd_enable_logging = True amavisd_db_host = '127.0.0.1' amavisd_db_port = 3306 amavisd_db_name = 'amavisd' amavisd_db_user = 'amavisd' amavisd_db_password = 'password' amavisd_enable_quarantine = True amavisd_quarantine_port = 9998
- Restart Apache web server to make it work.
- You can now login to iRedAdmin-Pro, and view quarantined mails via menu "System -> Quarantined Mails". Choose action in drop-down menu list to release or delete them.