blacklist does not work

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Feb 1 11:12:46 GMT 2005

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Dörfler Andreas wrote:

>think i´ve done right but the blacklist does not work for me ?!?
>inside MailScanner.conf:
>Is Definitely Spam =  %rules-dir%/spam.blacklist.rules
>-rw-r--r--  1 root root  518 Feb  1 11:42 spam.blacklist.rules
>-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1106 Feb  1 10:22 spam.whitelist.rules
>To:             spam at
>From:           andreas at
> is the mailscanner host, the other is my personal mail.
>nothing will be blocked and im sure the one setting in ms conf is enough, or
>not ?
>didnt found something in the archive, dont hit me if im to silly to search
Don't worry, we all (except me, I guess :-) had to start somewhere. You 
nearly have the syntax right, but you have missed the "yes" off the end 
of each line.
To:   spam at   yes
From:   andreas at   yes
As for any matching rule, that value you want to return to "Is 
Definitely Spam" is the answer "yes".
Make those changes, then "service MailScanner reload" if you are running 
most Linuxes.

Julian Field
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