Selective spam filtering?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Sep 13 17:15:33 IST 2002

At 17:09 13/09/2002, you wrote:
> > I have been playing around with the whitelist, but I can't seem to figure
> > out the best way to accomplish what I need.
> >
> > Basically I have a domain,, which has about 3000 email
> > accounts on another mail server.  Only about 100 of the accounts want spam
> > filtering.  From what I can see with the whitelist, I need to put 2990 To:
> > accounts in the whitelist.  I guess it could be done, but it would be a
> > management nightmare.
> >
> > Is there an easier way to just identify the 100 accounts as getting
> > filtered, while leaving the other 2990 unfiltered.  Thanks.
>I would be very interested in this too.  To make it more complicated.  I
>would like to bounce all emails for everyone if they are in ORDB or SPAMcop
>and only use SpamAssassin to tag messages for a select few.  Spamassassin
>falses too much

Then set the threshold a bit higher. I use a threshold of 9 and there are
virtually no false positives at all.

>  and many don't like it tagging there email.

The new version will have an extra "X-MailScanner-SpamScore" header which
will contain an "x" for each point of the SpamAssassin score. So then you
could turn off the subject-line modification and let all the users set
their own threshold by looking for a minimum-length strings of "x"s in the
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
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