Rule Problem

John Rudd jrudd at UCSC.EDU
Wed Feb 5 18:55:36 GMT 2003

> From: Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
> At 08:03 05/02/2003, you wrote:
> >I've set "Spam Checks" to a rules file:
> >
> >Spam Checks = /opt/MailScanner/etc/rules/spam.check.rules
> >
> >and here's the content of the rules file:
> >
> >From:   128.114.        no
> Is all the mail from the outside world hitting a server in 128.114 first (a
> proxy perhaps), which then sends it onto your MailScanner server? Try
> taking out this rule and see what happens...

My first answer was going to be "they shouldn't hit another server first,
because these are our front line SMTP servers", but as I was writing that
I remembered "no, these are our test servers that are going to become our
front line servers next month".  In the mean time, the only machines that
feed them messages are the current production SMTP servers (because their
existence is hidden from the public).  Duh.  I was thinking of how they'd
work in production without remembering that that's not reality yet.

I commented this line out, and it all works now.  Thanks :-)

> >From:   *@*    no
> >From:   *      no
> >FromTo: default         yes
> >
> >
> >What I want: if it's from our domain/network, don't scan it for spam.
> >    Otherwise, do scan it for spam.
> >
> >What I'm getting: nothing is getting scanned for spam.
> >   (but, when I just had "yes" instead of a rule file, spam scanning was
> >    doing just fine)
> >
> >
> >What have I done wrong?

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