Sendmail reject trumps whitelist?

Brett Charbeneau brett at
Thu Nov 16 20:49:13 GMT 2006

On Thu, 16 Nov 2006, Brett Charbeneau wrote:

BC> 	MANY thanks to all those who responded to my quesstion! As usual for
BC> this list, excellent and generous responses all.
BC> 	Especially to Phil Randal and Alisdair Davey to whom I say, as
BC> Nathan said to King David (2 Samuel 12:7), "You are the man!"

	Okay, off-topic here and please tell me to go away if I'm asking in the 
wrong place but I think this may help MailScanner users in the future:
	For Sendmail, in the /etc/mail/access file there is reference to 
whitelisted users in this format:

Spam:postmaster@        FRIEND

	and in my install of MS, in /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.conf there 

Is Definitely Not Spam = /opt/MailScanner/etc/spam.whitelist.rules

	any chance I can get Sendmail to refer to this file as well so I only 
have one whitelist to maintain?

Brett Charbeneau
Network Administrator
Williamsburg Regional Library
7770 Croaker Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188-7064
(757)259-4079 (fax)    brett at

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