Setting up Black & Whitelists by domain

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jan 15 15:13:55 GMT 2003

I have just fixed a couple of bugs, here's a re-release of

At 16:33 12/01/2003, you wrote:
>Okay, I've moved the directories to be
>         /etc/MailScanner/spam.bydomain/whitelist
>         /etc/MailScanner/spam.bydomain/blacklist
>but otherwise it is pretty much as I said in my previous posting (included
>at the bottom of this message).
>The patch to I have attached has *not* been tested. So give
>it a go and see if it works. If you know some perl, please find all the
>bugs and mail me the corrections :-)
>If it works (or once it works after you have found all the bugs for me)
>then feel free to use it.
>To use it, you will need to set these in your MailScanner.conf file:
>Is Definitely Not Spam = &ByDomainSpamWhitelist
>Is Definitely Spam = &ByDomainSpamBlacklist
>At 15:35 12/01/2003, you wrote:
>>Currently you will have to write some custom function to do it for you.
>>Shouldn't be too hard to do, especially if it's only a simple (but possibly
>>long) ruleset for each domain. If each black/white-listed address is either
>>a complete address or a domain name (so no "*" characters anywhere), then
>>the end result will be very fast too.
>>Thinking further, we have a dir "/opt/bydomain" which contains 2
>>subdirectories, "blacklist" and "whitelist".
>>Each of those directories contains a file named after each domain. So for
>>"" there will be /opt/bydomain/whitelist/ and
>>Each of the files can contain entries of the form
>>         user at
>>and that's all. Keeping it restricted to this makes life a lot easier later.
>>I'll get back to the list shortly about this, it's probably worth me
>>writing an implementation of this as it is going to be a common requirement.
>>Julian Field
>>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
>Julian Field
>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
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