OT Trying to setup a inbox for autolearning

Billy A. Pumphrey bpumphrey at WOODMACLAW.COM
Tue Jul 19 16:51:21 IST 2005

Hello everyone!

I am continuing to try to setup this:
For my exchange users to be able to put spam in a folder and have the
MailScanner machine learn it in the bayes database.  I have gotten a
distance so far but I am stuck.

Here is what I have so far.  These scripts are ran as the user spam in
the cronjob.

Fetch command to get the exchange messages:
.fetchmailrc file = 
Poll servername proto imap user spam pass ***

Script file:
(retrieves exchange spam box email successfully into the spam (linux
user named spam) inbox on the MailScanner machine

Fetchmail --folder Spam -all 

(for bayes learning)
Sa-learn --spam -p /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf --mbox

So.....The steps of the script should be =
1. Pull mail from exchange and into the user name spam on the linux
machine mailbox = SUCCESSFUL

2. Emptying out the spam inbox after a learning takes place -NOT
SUCCESSFUL- I don't know how

3. Bayes learning, seems to be SUCCESSFUL

So what I cannot figure out is how do I clear the spam in box from the
script?  Pine doesn't seem to have a straight command to do it, and
neither does mail.  

I thought about changing the permissions so that the spam user can
delete the /var/spool/mail/spam/ file, but that doesn't seem like a good

Does anyone see anything wrong with doing it like I am doing it?  (as
far as the scripts, which are small)

Billy Pumphrey
IT Manager
Wooden & McLaughlin

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