Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jun 27 11:04:00 IST 2002

At 10:30 27/06/2002, you wrote:
>I just installed Mailscanner/Spamassassin on our Mailserver.
>Great improvement for my site, thanks Julian...


>I would like to maintain a local blacklist/whitelist for identifying
>Spammers and/or correct misidentified addresses
>Mailscanner has its own Whitelist definition, SpamAssassin has its own
>configuration file in Mailscanner etc Directory, but can also manage a
>per user preference container file, and can use Razor to store that data
>into an SQL container.
>MailScanner cannot use Razor cause it doesn't use the "Spamd" but

MailScanner uses neither "spamd" nor the "spamassassin" script, it directly
interface with SpamAssassin using its Perl API.

>In fact, I need to store the data into an SQL database, to allow
>everyone to "TAG" email addresses as "Verified SPAM" or "Certified
>Let us suppose that I create a script updating .conf files from that
>I have to store
>SPAMMERS into spam.assassin.pref.conf as a comma separated line
>following "blacklist_from"
>Non-SPAMMERS into spam.whitelist.conf one address per line
>Politics to adopt about Certified SPAMMERS into spam.actions.conf

You can easily blacklist addresses in your MTA, and I would advise that's
where you do it.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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