Joe Jobbed, etc.

Steve Campbell campbell at CNPAPERS.COM
Thu Dec 22 19:42:12 GMT 2005

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Miller" <Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: Joe Jobbed, etc.

> Kevin Miller wrote:
>> Question is, would the example I gave work, and if not, what would?
> OK, a quick followup to my own message, hoping that it will be of
> benefit to others down the line.
> I implemented the following in spam.blacklist.rules:
>  To: spam_target[a-z][a-z][a-z][a-z] yes
> and it does indeed work.  Mail to spam_target at ... gets through, mail to
> the altered, almost valid address is blacklisted and dumped in the
> MailWatch quarantine directory.  Not elegant perhaps, but it'll tarpit
> the spam between now and when I can get milter-ahead set up.
> One thing I noticed however, is that a /etc/init.d/MailScanner reload
> didn't reread the rules - apparently just the .conf file so I had to do
> a restart.  No biggie really, but I'll throw it out as a feature request
> anyway.
> Another feature that would be handy, at least in this case, would be a
> high scoring blacklist where instead of tagging the mail as spam, it
> tags it as high scoring spam.  Don't know how many others would make use
> of that but it might be something others could use.  Perhaps rather than
> a separate file, it would be possible to just add a fourth column in the
> existing file:

How do you use your blacklist? I use it to delete emails only. I only put 
entries in my blacklist that are positively for deletion. Unless I don't 
understand all of the uses for the blacklist file, I feel another parameter 
for configuration in not needed.

> To/From target 'spam y/n' 'HS spam y/n'
> Once again, thanks much Julian, for making MailScanner so incredibly
> flexible!
> ...Kevin
> -- 
> Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
> CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
> 155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
> Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

Just my pennies jingling, though.

Steve Campbell
campbell at
Charleston Newspapers

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