MailScanner & SpamAssassin

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Tue Feb 18 16:25:04 GMT 2003

> So, some sort of an
>          Inline Spam Text Warning
> and
>          Inline Spam HTML Warning
> and an option to turn them on/off.
> What would happen when a message was spam and also contained a virus?
> What do other people think of this idea?
> Would this be widely used?

I'd certainly use it - I have a page on our intranet which explains our spam tagging policy and how to set up rules to filter tagged spam in Outlook and I'd like the ability to add that URL with a line of explanation into the top of messages (and also to prompt users to bring false positives to my attention so that I can tune the SpamAssassin rules, add appropriate whitelist entries etc).

I think the virus warning should always take precedence, as pretty soon users will come to understand why they have spam tags - but virus tags are less common and rather more of a cause for concern

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