Rules via SQL queries?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 1 09:06:32 GMT 2002

At 01:00 01/11/2002, you wrote:
>> executes that sql statement for *every* message that passes through -
>>it does not just pull the list of domains once and cache it.  In the system
>>you describe above for MailScanner, does it execute the Rule for each
>>message that is processed? (I think it does, but I just want to make sure)
>Oh - one more question, relating to SpamAssassin.  If I were to use a Rule
>that set the SpamAssassin score on a *per domain* basis, will that work in
>"real-time" with the way that MailScanner loads the SpamAssassin Perl stuff
>into memory at initialization time?  That is, would MS pass SA the score
>required on each message iteration or ?

It will be work in "real-time". MS passes SA the required score for each
message individually.
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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