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Georges A. Tomazi gt at DIAPASON.COM
Mon Jun 17 15:10:22 IST 2002


A 14:52 17/06/2002 +0100, Julian Field a écrit :

>At 14:38 17/06/2002, you wrote:
>>Can I get the "regular" SpamAssassin headers and comments ?
>No, not very easily. This involves really messing around with the message,
>which slows everything down and confuses most users anyway.

OK, but what about having at least the very useful header "X-Spam-Flag:

IMHO it's easier to instruct the MUA to filter that boolean string rather
than using the Subject: field {SPAM?} or the X-MailScanner-SpamCheck:
header for "not spam".

>>One more question : before trying to use MailScanner / SpamAssassin, I had
>>quite a lot of filtering rules (headers consistency, RBL, some virus
>>signature checking, address ans domain lookups, etc...). I guess that I
>>should disable them since MailScanner/SpamAssassin are doing pretty much
>>the same job and as two sendmail are running all checks will be redundant.
>>Am I right ?
>The only advantage of having sendmail do them is that it can reject the
>message a lot "earlier" than MailScanner and SpamAssassin.

OK, but on the other hand all the lookups will be made twice (the two
sendmail instances) of not three times for some tests (RBL, ...). An option
perhaps would be to add a third layer such smtpd to do some prefiltering
that MailScanner/SpamAssassin can't do, or do slower. Do you agree ?

One more note : your own default configuration is based on sophos. So why
did you enable by default the external TNEF in the mailscanner.conf file ?
Is there any reason to crosscheck ?

Thanks again !


Georges A. Tomazi - gt at

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