Differing Spam Actions for different thresholds?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jun 26 15:22:43 IST 2002

Again, you can't do that now. But I'll consider it for a future version
(won't be very soon though).

At 13:32 26/06/2002, you wrote:
>I've just recently started using MailScanner.  Almost immediately, I see a
>feature that seems it would be very useful, but that I do not see a way to use
>at this point.  Hopefully someone can tell me if this is possible...
>Basically, I would like different Spam Actions based on the required_hits
>threshold.  I run MailScanner (with SpamAssassin) on a site-wide basis.  I've
>found that I'm getting too many "borderline" messages that get marked as spam
>that are not -- and "whitelisting" all of them I don't see as a good solution
>What I'd really like to do is set a required_hits threshold at some number
>(say 10) and have all messages over that have "Spam Action = delete".  Then
>I'd like to have a lower threshold (say required_hits = 6) and have all of
>THOSE messages have "Spam Action = deliver" (along with the subject line
>modification, of course).
>That way, most of the obvious spam would get deleted.  And the "not absolutely
>sure" stuff would go to the normal user but be marked as possible spam.  If it
>happens to work accurately for them, then they can do the final filtering
>themselves on those messages -- but still never have to see the junk that is
>obviously spam.
>Can that be done already?  If not, any chance of it being implemented later?
>Worst case, maybe I could somehow configure two instances of MailScanner?  The
>first one would have a higher required_hits and delete the messages -- then it
>runs through a second time with a different config (with the lower
>required_hits) and just marks those ones?  Just a thought I had in case there
>isn't a way yet to do it with one config.
>  - John...

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
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