Move tagged spam to folder

Mark Nienberg mark at TIPPINGMAR.COM
Wed Dec 24 18:09:26 GMT 2003

Probably the most common setup is to use MailScanners two-level scoring
approach, where you specify a minimum value to be considered spam (usually 5)
and a minimum value to be considered "high-scoring" spam (I use 12, I think the
default is 15).  Then allow MailScanner to delete the "high-scoring" spam and tell it to
deliver the rest of the spam, but first alter the subject line.  By default the subject line
is altered to include "{Spam?}" at the beginning.  That is something that can be
filtered on very simply in procmail.  Details of all this can be found in the
MailScanner.conf file.


On 24 Dec 2003 at 9:58, Rob Freeman wrote:

> I am sure I am just missing something here, but I have not been able to figure it out.
> Before I moved to MailScanner, I used Spamassassin and in my user's procmail file, I would
> move all email tagged as spam to their IMAP spam folder. My users file looks like this:
> LOGFILE=$HOME/.log.procmail
> `test -d $VHOME/Maildir/.Spam`
> if ( $RETURNCODE == 1 )
> {
>  `/usr/local/bin/maildirmake -f Spam $VHOME/Maildir`
>  `echo Inbox.Spam >> $VHOME/Maildir/courierimapsubscribed`
> }
> :0
> * ^^rom[ ]
> {
>  LOG="*** Dropped F off From_ header! Fixing up. "
>  :0 fhw
>  | sed -e '1s/^/F/'
> }
> :0:
> * ^X-Spam-Status: Yes
> mail/Spam
> Now, I have MailScanner running with Spamassassin turned on. If Spamassassin tags the
> message, it still goes into the Spam folder. If MailScanner tags it, it goes into the Inbox. I tried
> changing the tag in the MailScanner.conf file to look like the Spamassassin one of SPAM, but that
> did not work. I still get a few FP on email, so I do not just want to delete the spam before it is
> reviewed.
> Thanks
> Rob

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