Rule-sets within a Rule-set

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sat Nov 15 20:07:26 GMT 2003

At 19:53 15/11/2003, you wrote:
>This is my first Posting on this list,.
>I was wodereing with it is possibile to use this exemple setup:
>Use the spam whitelist with a rule set:
>Is Definitely Not Spam = /opt/MailScanner/etc/rules/spam.whitelist.rules
>Then inside the "/opt/MailScanner/etc/rules/spam.whitelist.rules" file
>have something like this:
># This is where you can build a Spam WhiteList
># Addresses matching in here, with the value
># "yes" will never be marked as spam.
>#From:          152.78.         yes
>#From:          130.246.        yes
>To:               userone
>To:               usertwo
>FromOrTo:       default         no
>then in the "/opt/MailScanner/etc/rules/users/spam.whitelist.userone.rules"
>is where the actual white list rule set is, but for individual users on
>the server.
>It is possible to use this now? or easy to implement?

You can't have rulesets within rulesets. However, to implement per-domain
and/or per-user black+white lists, please see the support for these that is
implemented in It explains how to do it in there.
Julian Field
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