Mailspect Documentation
Debian/Ubuntu Linux

We are pleased to introduce our APT repository for installing Mailspect Email Defense, Mailspect Email Archive and Mailspect Manager in one simple apt installation. This is the most comprehensive and scalable antispam and email archive solution available for Debian and Ubuntu email servers and gateways.

Before installing Mailspect on Debian/Ubuntu please download GPG key for apt-get:

sudo apt-get install curl 
curl | sudo apt-key add -

Add Mailspect Repository to ATP sources list:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb    mpp-release  non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mpp.list'

RECOMMENDED - This package installs everything you need to get started along with all prerequisites. Both Mailspect Manager and mppd core software will be installed or updated.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mppmanager

Note: Perl 5.12 or higher (i.e. on Ubuntu 14.04) doesn't bundle anymore and it should be installed APT repository:

apt-get install libclass-isa-perl

Run Configure Script if this is the first time installing mppd on your server


Alternatively, this package will install or update the core mppd software only

Install mppd:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mpp

Run Configure Script if this is the first time installing mppd on your server


If MySQL is required for Archive, Quarantine, Message tracking, WBL, Autoblacklists, Spamtraps, Graylists please make sure that /etc/my.cnf exist and it has the same "socket" value for [client] and [mysqld]:

ln -s /etc/mysql/my.cnf  /etc/my.cnf

For security reasones, Mailspect MPP GUI is available on localhost:20001. If you would like to access the GUI remotely, please edit /etc/mppserver/mppserver.conf and set "host" value with appropriate hostname/IP, then restart mppserver service:

sudo /etc/init.d/mppserver restart

Supported Linux (i386/AMD64) distributions:

Debian 4.0 Etch
Debian 5.0 Lenny
Debian 6.0 Squeeze
Debian 7.0 Wheezy
Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper
Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty
Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid
Ubuntu 12.04 Precise
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr