Spambuckets, Bayes and MailScanner signatures

Peter Russell pete at
Tue Nov 21 01:04:50 GMT 2006

It is even easier to create a public folder and make the default access 
contributer, not read, then everyone can drag and drop onto the public 
folder, then there is a python script here that will read the public 
folder and delete its contents and write a little log of events for you.

This si easier to setup and avoid the issues of exchanged erasing the 
headers when you forward email to another email account.

The script was posted (by me) about 2 weeks ago, i can resend if you 
need it.

Stef Morrell wrote:
> Hi all,
> Having recently gotten my head around extracting RFC822 email from
> exchange servers using IMAP, I'm considering setting up a spambucket, so
> my users can dump false negatives - then using some kind of suitable
> script to feed them into sa-learn.
> Now, Bayes has already been told to ignore the X-MailScanner-Blah
> headers, in the spamassassin prefs, but I'm wondering about how it will
> react to being fed things like the inline anti-phishing stuff and also
> the "This has been scanned by MailScanner" etc signature.
> Obviously what I don't want is for Bayes to get wrong ideas from dodgy
> data. GIGO :)
> Do I need to somehow process those bits out in an effort to restore the
> original email, or does the order in which things are done mean that
> it's not terribly relevant?
> Regards
> Stef
> Stefan Morrell          | Operations Director
> Tel: 0845 3452820       | Alpha Omega Computers Ltd
> Fax: 0845 3452830       | Incorporating Level 5 Internet
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