Mail processing from CustomConfig

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jun 18 22:04:45 IST 2003

It's probably quite possible, but don't expect me to answer any question
ever raised by one of your customers who is using this system. If someone
emails me a question, then asks me to confirm that I am not a spammer when
I reply, I give up on them and don't bother. I would advise all your
customers to make sure they pre-enable anyone they email as people
responding to them won't put up with a challenge/response system. Sorry,
but I find these systems a pain and I refuse to waste my time on them. Hope
you understand.

At 21:45 18/06/2003, you wrote:
>Thanks for the prompt reply.
>Actually, what I am attempting to do is a proof of concept for permission
>based white listing on a per user basis.  I.e, if the mail gets to Non Spam
>then MailScanner (and spamassassin, DCC, razor2) thinks it's ham.  This
>better than 99% of the spam but there are those users that simple want
>So, in order to occomodate them I'd like to implement a mechanism to where I
>store the message in a data store, send a "reply to this" tagged email to
>the sender
>and when I get a reply back (if I do) then put the mail back into the loop
>to be
>delivered.  There are products out there (TDMA comes to mind) that do this
>but I *like* MailScanner and want to provide the permission stuff only for
>users that want it.  I have no idea if I can accomplish this within the
>confines of
>the code as I refuse to touch anything else.
>So the real question is can I do this?  I don't want to waste my time (or
>the good
>folks on this list's time) if it is not feasible.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Julian Field" <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 11:35 AM
>Subject: Re: Mail processing from CustomConfig
> > What sort of processing are you trying to do? Alter the message, extract
> > some more logging information about the message or what? If you make Non
> > Spam Actions return the value "deliver" then the message will indeed be
> > delivered as normal.
> >
> > If you have changed the attachments by that time, then be sure to set
> > $message->{bodymodified} = 1 otherwise it will deliver exactly the same
> > message body it received.
> >
> > At 15:54 18/06/2003, you wrote:
> > >Hi All,
> > >
> > >I would like to do some additional processing of mail via
> > >code in  I have specified the function
> > >name in MailScanner.conf for Non Spam Actions and
> > >the function gets called but I have no clue on how to
> > >actually continue the processing (i.e., 'deliver') the mail
> > >after I have munged it.  Can anyone shed some light?
> > >I am not a perl fact have avoided learning
> > >it but I suspect it's time to bite the bullet.  I know it's
> > >going to be something quite simple but it'd take me days
> > >to figure it out and I'm sure someone on this list can
> > >give me a clue!
> > >
> > >Thanks in advance.
> >
> > --
> > Julian Field
> >
> > MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
> >

Julian Field
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