Mailwatch &SQLWhitelist

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Mon Oct 17 23:22:59 IST 2005

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Gerry Doris spake the following on 10/17/2005 2:50 PM:
> On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 08:28 -0700, Scott Silva wrote:
>>Dean Maluski spake the following on 10/15/2005 8:35 AM:
>>>I just got mailwatch working, sortof.
>>>I altered /etc/MailScanner.conf
>>>to support 
>>>Is Definitely Spam = &SQLBlacklist and 
>>>Is Definitely Not Spam = &SQLWhitelist.
>>>I added a test sender to SQLblacklist via web interface and sure enough
>>>it worked. I also have been creating whitelist entries.
>>>Those don't seem to be working. At least they are not showing up in
>>>weblist as green.
>>>I will have to sift through instructions again but I think that
>>>whitelist would work tyhe same as blacklist without any major changes or
>>>something I did that was stupid possibly.
>>Try and restart MailScanner and tail -f the maillog. You can look for
>>the startup loading of the black and whitelists to see if the whitelist
>>is loading. If blacklists are working, I would think that either there
>>is a typo in MailScanner.conf, or invalid whitelist entries.
>>For instance, you can not wildcard a domain with ""
>>because the ampersand seems to be invalid if not in a single address.
>>"user at" is valid, but for an entire domain you need
>>Also look for another "Is Definitely Not Spam =" entry that is not
>>commented out.
> As a follow up question...
> Can you enable both the MailScanner whitelist/blacklist and the
> MailWatch SQLWhite/Black lists at the same time.
> I've been using MailScanner's whitelist/blacklists for some time now but
> it is convenient to be able to just click on email in MailWatch to add
> it to the SQL lists.
AFAIK it is one or the other, but you could manually add the entries
from MailScanners files if you need them.


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