The Piratefish Anti-Spam system is an open-source Linux-based multi-domain spam filtering system using MailScanner, Postfix and SpamAssassin. The guide provided step-by-step instructions for new Linux users to both learn the operating system and build a server to filter spam.
The Piratefish 1.0 guide is the direct result of this endeavor and was released in December of 2005.
Adding new features and supporting end users, the Piratefish had gained enough popularity and attention that updates to the main document were warranted. With the addition of more features and more pages, the original 27 page document had grown to over 80 pages – and it was ready to publish.
Development on the Piratefish anti-spam system stopped in 2011. In the face of Linux changing every six months, combined with free services like GMail for personal domains, interest in the Piratefish has diminished.
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John Silvia has over 40 years experience in all aspects of computer technology including telecommunications, local area networking, wide area networking, computer security and software development. He has worked as a software designer, programmer, installer, software support engineer, troubleshooter, network manager, network designer, web developer, telecommunications provisioner, security analyst, hosting engineer, network auditor, cyber hunter and more.
Early in his career, Mr. Silvia programmed custom database and educational software for companies such as Home Life Insurance, Buckeye Pipeline, Coca-Cola and Southland Corporation. He has since been dedicated to understanding and applying technology wherever possible. During his pre-Internet career he maintained networks and software diligently, gaining years of practical hands-on experience at all levels – designing networks and implementing security solutions before the Internet was used commercially.
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