Whitelist issues

Stephen Nelson senelson at TDL.COM
Thu Feb 27 19:36:14 GMT 2003

Hello all...

This problem may well turn out to be with SpamAssassin,and not with
MailScanner at all, but I thought I would start here. (BTW, just wanted
to indicate my hearty applause for MailScanner and my support for Julian
charging for his services. During my long lurk here, I've been
completely amazed by the level of support he's provided. He deserves to
get paid.)

I'm having a problem with my whitelist. I receive e-mail from Yahoo
Groups frequently, and the File Upload notices from Groups gets
classified (understandably) as spam. The group in question sends from
cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com, so I set my /etc/MailScanner.conf as such:

   Is Definitely Not Spam = /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules

Then, in rules/spam.whitelist.rules, I added:

   Fromorto                cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com     yes

However, these messages are still being tagged as spam. Is this
something that has already been fixed, or do I need to go a-hunting
through code? I'm using mailscanner-4.05-3 on Red Hat 8.0, and
Mail::SpamAssassin version 2.43.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's an example header for a message being so marked:

        <sentto-9307849-115-1046322468-snelson=andrew.cmu.edu at returns.groups.yahoo.com>
Received: from localhost (localhost.localdomain []) by
        librarian.doyle-nelson.com (8.12.5/8.12.5) with ESMTP id
h1R585eR007403 for
        <steven at localhost>; Wed, 26 Feb 2003 21:08:05 -0800
Received: from mail.tdl.com [] by localhost with POP3
        (fetchmail-5.9.0) for steven at localhost (single-drop); Wed, 26
Feb 2003
        21:08:05 -0800 (PST)
Received: by tdl (mbox senelson) (with Cubic Circle's cucipop (v1.31
        1998/05/13) Wed Feb 26 21:08:05 2003)
        sentto-9307849-115-1046322468-snelson=andrew.cmu.edu at returns.groups.yahoo.com
         Wed Feb 26 21:07:50 2003
Received: from mx3.andrew.cmu.edu (MX3.andrew.cmu.edu []) by
        tdl.com (8.12.6/8.12.6-tdl) with ESMTP id h1R57ngk020697 for
        <senelson at tdl.com>; Wed, 26 Feb 2003 21:07:50 -0800
Received: from n37.grp.scd.yahoo.com (n37.grp.scd.yahoo.com
        []) by mx3.andrew.cmu.edu
(8.12.7.Beta1/8.12.3.Beta2) with
        SMTP id h1R57lta008464 for <snelson at andrew.cmu.edu>; Thu, 27 Feb
        00:07:47 -0500
        sentto-9307849-115-1046322468-snelson=andrew.cmu.edu at returns.groups.yahoo.com
Received: from [] by n37.grp.scd.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 27
        2003 05:07:48 -0000
Received: (qmail 77284 invoked from network); 27 Feb 2003 05:07:46 -0000
Received: from unknown ( by m8.grp.scd.yahoo.com with
        27 Feb 2003 05:07:46 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO n28.grp.scd.yahoo.com) ( by
        mta2.grp.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; 27 Feb 2003 05:07:46 -0000
X-eGroups-Return: notify at yahoogroups.com
Received: from [] by n28.grp.scd.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 27
        2003 05:07:46 -0000
Message-ID: <1046322465.38990.40318.w51 at yahoogroups.com>
X-eGroups-Application: files
From: cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com
To: cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Mailing-List: list cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com; contact
        cmuw-team19-owner at yahoogroups.com
Delivered-To: mailing list cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com
Precedence: bulk
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:cmuw-team19-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Feb 2003 05:07:45 -0000
Subject: {Spam?} [cmuw-team19] New file uploaded to cmuw-team19
Reply-To: cmuw-team19 at yahoogroups.com
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Spam-Warning: 52
X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin (score=3.7, required 3,
X-MailScanner-SpamScore: sss
X-Evolution-Source: imap://steven@librarian.doyle-nelson.com/

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