Problem on whitelist/blacklist rules

Steve Campbell campbell at
Wed Mar 22 14:06:10 GMT 2006

No, you're overlooking the blacklist part. The whitelist "no" parm you used for "test" indicates that it is not whitelisted and must go through the normal steps of any other email. You need to add test to the blacklist to make it definitely spam.

You should use your example in a circumstance where you might whitelist an entire domain, but want only the "test" address "not" to be whitelisted. For example:

In whitelist file
FromOrTo:    test at    no
FromOrTo:    *    yes

In blacklist file
FromOrTo:    test at    yes

This would exclude the "test" address from whitelisting but whitelist everyone else in that domain . The blacklist would make "test" definitely spam. The "no" in the white/black list is used mostly for exclusions, the "yes" is for inclusion, for the white or black list file it is inside of.

By removing both entries above from the whitelist and keeping the blacklist rule, you would be changing the strategy only for the * , as now everyone but "test" would be required to pass your rules before it is delivered. As stands above, everyone but "test" automatically passes.

Clear? or more confusing?

Steve Campbell
campbell at
Charleston Newspapers

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: spart cus 
  To: MailScanner 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:32 AM
  Subject: Problem on whitelist/blacklist rules

  Hi guys,
  Im trying to simulate the whitelist and blacklist rules for my MS. I tried configuring my Is Definitely Not a Spam with this whitelist.rules. 

  From:           test at            no
  From:            allow at            yes
  From:            default                              no

  This should result to tagging the sender test at as Spam. But it is not successful. What seems to be lacking here ?


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