Mailwatch &SQLWhitelist

Dean Maluski dmaluski at
Tue Oct 18 01:46:35 IST 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 17:50, Gerry Doris wrote:
> 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.
Yesterday after I rebooted mailscanner was working fine, I did a grep of
log and it seemed OK but I wasn't getting any updates in mailwatch list.
I put it aside as I had other things to do. Last night when I got back
to it everything was working fine and has been all day today. 
I'll play around with various whitelist and blacklist settings and let
you know. For now they are both OK using sql setting on both.

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