Spam.whitelist.rules file question

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jan 30 10:03:13 GMT 2003

At 08:30 30/01/2003, you wrote:
>Yesterday morning I updated the spam.whitelist.rules file (on cheviot1)
>so that it now looks like:
>   ....
>   From:  *      yes
>   From:  default                no

So if the envelope sender address ends in "" then it is

>However at 18:30 a message that should have been whitelisted was in fact
>tagged as spam. The envelope-from address in the tagged message is given
>Received: from

That's the name of the host, not the email address that sent the message to

If you want to whitelist mail from specific IP addresses, then you need to
whitelist those specific numeric IP's (or use a regular expression that
covers them).

>       ( [])
>         by (8.10.1/8.10.1) with SMTP id h0TIU5k31581
>         for < at>; Wed, 29 Jan 2003 18:30:05 GMT
>Other whitelisted entries appear to be working OK so I am perplexed as
>to why this one was tagged.
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