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better individual spam defense with amavis and spamassassin

Postfix, amavis and spamassassin is a very good team for handling emails and fighting against SPAM. They catch ninety percent of all SPAM with there ruleset. You can also include the excellent ruleset from Heinlein-Support (german). But. I’ve some special SPAM for health ensurance advertising and so on. So I’ll show a way to catch this last percents. My email setup is very common. Postfix takes the email and delivers these to amavis. Read more →

Configure Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird company-wide

Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are wonderful tools to browse through the www and sending E-Mails. There are some ways to configure this both programms permantly(firefox.cfg|thunderbird.cfg) or temporarily (user.js). One way to deploy the setting company-wide is to use mozptch. But I use another way. With mozptch you have always change your GPO-Template to reflect new config-variables. I think it’s better to have plain text files and distribute this files if needed and changed. Read more →

Deploy default User Settings for the first OpenOffice.org start (v3)

n version one and two of Openoffice.org you have to edit the Setup.xcu to set up user defaults and hide the registration wizard. This works mostly. In version three you can modify some files likesetup-calc.xcu or do some things like unopkg add –shared DisableFirstStartWzd.oxt on the local installation. But, I’ve a network with 200 machines to administrate. My way is to create default-user-settings for the first user-start once and deploy it with MS GPO’s in a MS Active Directory or with Nitrobit-GPO’s in a Samba/OpenLDAP-Domain. Read more →