White List question

Jim Dickenson dickenson at CFMC.COM
Fri Jan 23 17:26:08 GMT 2004

Thanks for pointers at where to look. It looks like the "real" sender is
bounce at u.0vm.com so I have changed my whilelist file and let the person know
to let me know if there are further problems.
Jim Dickenson
mailto:dickenson at cfmc.com

Computers for Marketing Corporation

> From: Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 17:15:26 +0000
> Subject: Re: White List question
> And also, are you sure that the real "sender" address is
> "MileagePlus at UnitedOffers.com"? MailScanner doesn't use the values in the
> headers at all, as they are often different from the real sender address so
> they look nice. If your mail has a "Return-Path" header at the top (you
> will have to view the full email headers to show this), then that is the
> address you want to whitelist, not the "From:" address. If you don't have a
> Return-Path: header then look for the message in your maillog as that will
> show the true sender address.
> At 16:46 22/01/2004, you wrote:
>> Hi Jim,
>> Do you have 'Is Definitely Not Spam =
>> /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules' set in MailScanner.conf??
>> Regards,
>> Steve.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Jim Dickenson [mailto:dickenson at CFMC.COM]
>>> Sent: 22 January 2004 16:44
>>> Subject: White List question
>>> In my spam.whitelist.rules file I have this line:
>>> From:           mileageplus at unitedoffers.com    yes
>>> When a person gets an email with these headers:
>>> From: United Mileage Plus <MileagePlus at UnitedOffers.com>
>>> Reply-To: MileagePlus at UnitedOffers.com
>>> It gets this:
>>> X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (score=5.818, required 5,
>>>         FROM_OFFERS 4.10, HTML_MESSAGE 0.10, RATWARE_HASH_2_V2 1.62)
>>> There is no mention that this address is white listed and
>>> thus, as it meets my low spam score, is treated as spam.
>>> I have other addresses listed that are treated correctly so I
>>> am at a loss as to why this address is causing me trouble.
>>> Any ideas on what to check would be appreciated.
>>> TIA,
>>> --
>>> Jim Dickenson
>>> mailto:dickenson at cfmc.com
>>> Computers for Marketing Corporation
>>> http://www.cfmc.com/
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