Testing content filtering?

James Pifer mailscannerlist at TNJINFL.COM
Mon Nov 25 15:57:50 GMT 2002


I've been looking at this since these responses came in. From what I've
found you put custom rules in /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf. Is this

Would you be willing to give me an example of one of your custom rules?
Also, after modifying this file, do you just restart spamassassin?


On Fri, 2002-11-22 at 10:27, Dan Kubilos wrote:
> I do this for our school district by adding local rules to spamassassin.
> On Fri, 22 Nov 2002, 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?
> >
> > Sorry if this is just a really stupid question....
> >
> > Thanks,
> > James
> >
> --
> Dan Kubilos     __\o_ ^
> K-8 Tech Coord
> http://www.oxnardsd.org

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