Another call for improvements

Rodney Green rgreen at
Thu Jul 6 15:18:14 IST 2006

Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
>>> Julian Field wrote:
>>>>> Hold on... so spam isn't archived by the "archive mail" function? 
>>>>> I thought it was by design that "archive mail" went before 
>>>>> everything else, and so spam gets archived with it. Is it 
>>>>> different now?
>>>> It gets archived into a "spam" subdirectory. Look.
>>> Ok, so to recap, if I have, for example:
>>> Archive Mail = %rules-dir%/archive.rules
>>> archive.rules:
>>> FromOrTo:   default   no
>>> From:   alex at   /home/backup/mail/outgoing/alex
>>> To:   alex at   /home/backup/mail/incoming/alex
>>> Spam Actions = attachment deliver header "X-Spam-Status: yes"
>>> High Scoring Spam Actions = delete # no need to set header 
>>> "X-Spam-Status: yes"
>>> Non Spam Actions = deliver header "X-Spam-Status: no"
>>> Where would the spam go? To the quarantine in a spam folder?
>> Should do, yes.
Hello. I know this thread is over a month old but I'm still in need of 
clarification. I've setup the Archive Mail parameter to point to an 
archive rules file that archives mail from or to local users to a mbx 
style file for each user. If I open up my archive file for my account 
spam is indeed in that file. It appears that the archiving is done 
before any spam filtering is done. In Julian's replies he states that 
"It gets archived into a "spam" subdirectory..." If this is the case, 
why is their spam in the archive files that would have definitely been 
filtered? Does the order of parameters in the MailScanner.conf file play 
into this? Do I perhaps have the archive mail parameter in an incorrect 

Thanks for any help.

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