Almost there....

James Pifer mailscannerlist at TNJINFL.COM
Sat Nov 16 01:36:03 GMT 2002

That was it. Thanks for the info. I have to say, this stuff is pretty
cool. It has been catching 100% of my spam.


On Fri, 2002-11-15 at 16:11, Matt Kettler wrote:
> Ahh.. you're probably suffering from the AWL.
> I'd recommend that you go to your mailscanner.conf and change this line:
> SpamAssassin Auto Whitelist = yes
> to
> SpamAssassin Auto Whitelist = no
> Basically when you hand-blacklisted, everyone with a hotmail
> address that sent you mail during that time got a HUGE penalty score in
> their auto-whitelist entry. Now that the manual blacklisting is gone, those
> senders still have a past history of high scores.
> If you like the AWL feature, you can leave it on, but shut down
> MailScanner, delete your auto_whitelist.db (probably
> /root/.spamassassin/auto_whitelist.db) and restart it. Personally, I'd
> advise against using the AWL when used as a global DB like MailScanner uses
> it, but that's really your choice to make.
> (note: this problem is not one of the problems of using the AWL with a
> global database, that's a separate issue. This is just the nature of the
> AWL. It tries to make past spammers pay for their mistakes in future
> emails, just as it tries to give credit to past non-spam senders to prevent
> their mail from being tagged)
> At 02:50 PM 11/15/2002 -0500, James Pifer wrote:
> >Yes, I installed 2.43-2.
> >
> > was not being blocked before I added it to the
> >spam.assassin.prefs.conf files, so I don't think running the rbcheck.cgi
> >is the answer do you? Once I added to that conf file, and
> >then somehow got it to apply, then the mail from hotmail started getting
> >marked as spam.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >James

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