Integrating MailScanner, SpamAssasin and Exchange

Sanjay K. Patel sanjay.patel at REXWIRE.COM
Wed Oct 22 03:20:26 IST 2003

Why not just forward all spam to public folder called spam. Public folders
can have SMTP address so give it a address of spam at and have
MailScanner forward all spam to that address.


-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of Greg Boehnlein
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 9:01 PM
Subject: Integrating MailScanner, SpamAssasin and Exchange

        We have been using the combination of Mailscanner and SpamAssasin
for quite a while now with great success. What a great set of tools! I've
contributed what I can over the years, however minor that may be, but I am
always quick to point out Mailscanner as an example of an extremely well
built and flexible open source project. It solves many of the problems that
the so called "Enterprise MTAs" can't effectively solve on their own!
        Recently, I have been asked by a client to try and intergrate a
MailScanner + SpamAssasin front end with a Microsoft Exchange server
backend. The client wants mail passing through the MS+SA server to be tagged
with a header (simple) that identifies possible spam and then having the
Exchange server review that header and dump the mail to a Spam folder for
later review.
        This is pitifully easy to do with procmail, by looking at the
Spam-Score header, but for all of the documentation I can find on Exchange,
I can find absolutely no method for doing this. Has anyone done this on
Exchange, or is there some other obvious way to make Exchange throw out mail
that is tainted?

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