Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Thu Feb 23 03:11:10 GMT 2006

I'm working on the procmail script. I'll keep you posted.

ecj at wrote:
> Thanks for the reply guys. What I want to do is make the filtering on the
> server side. I'm running imap so like yahoo/hotmail, junk emails will
> automatically go to their 'junk' folder and users can access them either
> with their client using IMAP or webmail.
> So what do you think is better to do:
> 1. Just prepend the subject with like: Subject: Probable Spam <Original
> Subject>
> 2. Add an extra header like: X-Spam = Y/N
> Then in either way, emails will be scanned and if found to be spam, will
> go to the junk folder.
> So you think the best way to filter this is thru procmail? Oh wait, I'm
> using MySQL to auth users BTW.
> Cheers.
> Edward
>> You may also be able to do this with MailScanner + a procmail script
>> (someone please correct/enlighten me about something like this).
>> Now that I think of it, could someone post a procmail recipe (or help
>> with googling one from somewhere) that would automagically put
>> everything that MailScanner marks as SPAM into a Junk folder?
>> shuttlebox wrote:
>>> On 2/22/06, *ecj at <mailto:ecj at>*
>>> <ecj at <mailto:ecj at>> wrote:
>>>     Hello all. It's my first post.
>>>     I haven't read all the docs on MailScanner yet because I want to
>>>     make sure
>>>     that what I am planning to do is possible. I've just been on this
>>>     job for
>>>     almost a month and I was assigned this project. What my boss wants
>>>     is to
>>>     redirect all spam mails intended for a select list of users' 'junk
>>>     folder.' Much the same way as Yahoo and Hotmail.
>>>     Can this be done thru MailScanner?
>>>     Sorry again. I just need a quick answer before I delve into the
>>>     mailing
>>>     list archives and documentations.
>>> If you mean a local junk folder in your mail client you need to set it
>>> up with a filter, all mail clients can do that (Outlook/Thunderbird
>>> and so on). MailScanner can add X-headers and/or changes in the
>>> subject line ({Spam?} at the start) for it to trigger on. You can also
>>> sort on spam score.
>>> --
>>> /peter
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Alex Neuman van der Hans
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