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Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Sat Feb 21 12:48:25 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 03:57, Michael St. Laurent wrote:
> I might be able to fix that up... we are stuck with an Exchange server here
> for the mail email system.  I could create a folder on it for people to move
> spam and non-spam messages into.  What would I then do to access those
> folders from the MailScanner server in such a way that they could be fed
> into sa-learn?

If you are on Exchange 5.5 this might work, but on Exchange 2000 (and
later?) the IMAP facility messes with the message (e.g. turns everything
into html, supresses certain headers, changes others etc.) so by the
time you have finished you're message doesn't much resemble the
original.  I looked long and hard to find a solution to this - but

I use the attachment option for spam and allow users to forward false
positives back to an account on the mailscanner box, which in turn uses
a mix of procmail and cron jobs to unpack the attachment and run them
through sa-learn .  Search the archives for how to do this.  I haven't
found a way to learn from false negatives.

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