Testing content filtering?

Lewis Bergman lbergman at wtxs.net
Fri Nov 22 15:34:24 GMT 2002

On Friday 22 November 2002 09:31 am, James Pifer wrote:
> My setup is Sendmail with MailScanner using SpamAssassin and f-prot.
> SpamAssassin does the content filtering right? I'm trying to test the
> server and make sure it's working before throwing it this weekend for a
> few hours as a pilot run.
> I've tried sending messages with a lot of offensive words in the subject
> and body that I won't repeat here, but they all get through without
> getting tagged. From the headers MailScanner is looking at it.
> Obviously I'm being naive and probably just assuming they should be
> getting caught. Can anyone suggest the best way to test this before
> trying it in production as our real mail gateway?
MailScanner is not a content filtering program. It can use SpamAssassin which
can scan content but not filter (replace content) it. I am unaware of a
program that does what you are asking for.
Lewis Bergman
Texas Communications
4309 Maple St.
Abilene, TX 79602-8044
915-695-6962 ext 115

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