Beta BUG? - SA Auto Whitelist

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK
Mon Nov 1 10:10:58 GMT 2004

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Hi All,

I upgraded one of my scanners to the latest beta and SA 3.01 on Saturday
and have just been checking up on it's progress this morning and noticed
that quite a few spams had got through - further investigation showed
that all of them sneaked through because of the 'AWL' (auto white-list)

In MailScanner.conf - I've got:

SpamAssassin Auto Whitelist = no

However this seems to be ignored if SA3 is used - I found the following

     if (MailScanner::Config::Value('spamassassinautowhitelist')) {
       # JKF 14/6/2002 Enable the auto-whitelisting functionality
       MailScanner::Log::InfoLog("Enabling SpamAssassin auto-whitelist
       if ($SAversion<3) {

So I've added:

use_auto_whitelist 0

to spam.assassin.prefs.conf which has disabled it successfully.

Has anyone else experienced this?? - it's probably worth a mention
somewhere for upgraders.

Kind regards,

Steve Freegard
Systems Manager
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd.

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