adding anti spam rules

Gavin Nelmes-Crocker gavin at NETERGY.COM
Wed Feb 5 11:39:38 GMT 2003

okay I'm confused now -  I didn't have a /etc/mail/spamassassin/ on
my system so I created it and put the rule in as below but with no effect -
I've tried reading the man page as suggested and either I need to have some
alcohol to help understand or I need a translator as this is way over my

But now I don't understand the use of the spam.assassin.prefs file I thought
that's where this stuff would go maybe I'm not grasping how MailScanner
interacts with Spamassassin properly.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
Behalf Of Julian Field
  Sent: 05 February 2003 10:47
  Subject: Re: adding anti spam rules

  Also, read "man Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf".

  At 22:33 04/02/2003, you wrote:

    Oops copied this from a vendors rule who has a bad history of open
relays, score should be 5 or whatever amount you want to add to the score.

      -----Original Message-----

      From: Derek Winkler [mailto:dwinkler at]

      Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 5:28 PM

      To: MAILSCANNER at

      Subject: Re: adding anti spam rules

      On my system...

      In /etc/mail/spamassassin/

      body LOCAL_SEPTIC          /Want a free flowing and trouble free
Septic Tank/i

      describe LOCAL_SEPTIC      "Septic Tank Content"

      score LOCAL_SEPTIC -5

      -----Original Message-----

      From: Gavin Nelmes-Crocker [mailto:gavin at NETERGY.COM]

      Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 5:26 PM

      To: MAILSCANNER at

      Subject: adding anti spam rules

      I'm struggling to work out how I can add a rule to block mails with

      content in a mail

      i.e. Want a free flowing and trouble free Septic Tank?

      would I add this to spam.assassin.prefs? and in what way - the only

      I've seen seem to be for info in the header,subject or from specific

      What I need is somewhere or some method of adding specific sound bites

      within the mail - I realize this is risky if something was added that

      be legitimate but I'm assured no one wants the above or if they do
they have

      it already without assistance form some unknown person in another part

      the world tinkering with their septic tank.



  Julian Field
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