adding anti spam rules

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Feb 5 13:42:42 GMT 2003

You can add rules to the /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf file,
that's where I put them and it appears to work fine.

At 11:39 05/02/2003, you wrote:
>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 head.
>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
>>Subject: Re: adding anti spam rules
>>On my system...
>>In /etc/mail/spamassassin/
>>body LOCAL_SEPTIC          /Want a free flowing and trouble free Septic
>>describe LOCAL_SEPTIC      "Septic Tank Content"
>>score LOCAL_SEPTIC -5
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Gavin Nelmes-Crocker
>>[<mailto:gavin at NETERGY.COM>mailto:gavin at NETERGY.COM]
>>Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 5:26 PM
>>Subject: adding anti spam rules
>>I'm struggling to work out how I can add a rule to block mails with specific
>>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 examples
>>I've seen seem to be for info in the header,subject or from specific people.
>>What I need is somewhere or some method of adding specific sound bites from
>>within the mail - I realize this is risky if something was added that could
>>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 of
>>the world tinkering with their septic tank.
>Julian Field
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