Header change format

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Nov 20 15:28:37 GMT 2002

At 08:11 20/11/2002, you wrote:
>Hi Julian,
> > The SpamScore proposal above is simple and doesn't create
> > compatibility problems.
> >
> > But does it do enough of what you want? If not, I don't want
> > to do it. But if yes, then that will probably be my chosen solution.
>As far as I can see: Yes that sollution would suffice. As long as
>X-MailScanner-SpamScore only appears when the message is not whitelisted
>etc. that would do it. I cannot see though, why backwards compatibility
>should be a problem. You could still write the X-MailScanner-SpamCheck
>header at exactly the same points under the same conditions and people
>would not have to change their rules.


1) Message is not spam.
SpamCheck header only appears if "Always Include SpamAssassin Report =
yes". Header starts with "not spam".
SpamScore header appears unless message is whitelisted.

2) Message is spam.
SpamCheck headers appears, and starts with "spam".
SpamScore header appears.

The only drawback of that is a change in the use of "Always Include
SpamAssassin Report", it now really means "Always Include Spam Report".
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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