Catch 22 Whitelist & BlackList

Stephe Campbell campbell at CNPAPERS.COM
Tue Apr 15 18:55:16 IST 2003

Clarification then, please:

A match for a "yes" and a match for a "no" are both matches, and will then
terminate the scan through the table of whitelists and proceed to the
blacklist to scan for matches (which you have indicated will override the
whitelist match)?

I have to say to all: I never imagined the many ways to use MailScanner when
I first started using it. The flexibility of this application is amazing
once you learn the ins and outs.

Thank you very much
Steve Campbell

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Field" <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: Catch 22 Whitelist & BlackList

> The rules are processed in top to bottom order. The default rule is used
> only if none of the other rules match. The whitelist check is done before
> the blacklist check, and will over-ride it.
> At 19:50 14/04/2003, you wrote:
> >We have someone spoofing mail to and from a particular user at one of our
> >domains. I would like to get rid of all of this mail. Some of this is
> >spoofed to the user and some is bounced back to the user. I can not
> >where it is originating. If I set up whitelisting such as:
> >
> >FromOrTo:    <mailto:BadUser at our.domain>BadUser at our.domain    no
> >FromOrTo:    <mailto:*@our.domain>*@our.domain    yes
> >FromOrTo:    default    no
> >
> >and blacklist such as:
> >
> >FromOrTo:    <mailto:BadUser at our.domain>BadUser at our.domain    yes
> >FromOrTo:    default    no
> >
> >Will this allow all mail from everyone at our.domain to pass either way
> >with the exception of <mailto:BadUser at our.domain>BadUser at our.domain?
> >
> >Steve Campbell
> ><mailto:campbell at>campbell at
> --
> Julian Field
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