SpamCheck Header

Desai, Jason jase at SENSIS.COM
Tue May 21 17:44:40 IST 2002

I have been using MailScanner for several months now, and I am very happy
with well it works.  Thanks Julian!

I have configured MailScanner to only add a header to an email if it is
tagged as spam, and not to modify the subject.  I have told our users how to
filter their email based on this header.  The header I have told them to
filter on is "X-MailScanner-SpamCheck:".

With the new option Always Include SpamAssassin Report, it seems that this
header will now be in every message.  I know that I don't have to set that
configuration option in my setup, but I am finding that there are others
(especially those on this list) that have it set, and so the header gets
added, and then filtered as spam when it comes to my mailbox.

I am probably going to have to change the header that I filter on to
"X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin", and tell all of my users the same
thing.  But, before I do all of that work, I have some questions.

*  Does it even make sense to check for spam in your outgoing email?  Maybe
it does, but do you really want the Spam Assassin report on your outgoing
email?  Should there be an option to always include the Spam Assassin report
only on incoming email?

*  Is it possible that this header will change again?  Rather than having to
change the filtering rules again, can we have a specific header for mail
that was tagged as Spam, separate from the Spam Assassin report?
(X-MailScanner-FoundToBeSpam or something like that).  Or maybe make this
header configurable?

*  Is there an easier way?



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