Whitelisting certain outbound messages

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at mira.co.uk
Wed Apr 4 09:23:09 IST 2007

This is genuine curiosity not meant to be a smart-alec remark but why
would people want to spam check their outbound mail?

I can't get my head around letting a message out that suggests "We think
this is spam but we sent it anyway"?

Easy for me to say as a Company mail admin vs. say an ISP/Uni, I'm just

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: 04 April 2007 09:12
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Whitelisting certain outbound messages

Jay Chandler wrote:
> Greg Matthews wrote:
>> its pretty obvious that your botnet score is the main cause of the 
>> spam score. I have had to reduce the botnet score down to 1.0 because

>> it is too aggressive for our environment.
> Right-- but it's great for inbound messages.  I guess I was hoping
> was some way to apply different metrics to outbound mail than

I was talking about inbound messages! I find it hits too many ham.

Outbound messages can be favoured with AWL and the ALL_TRUSTED SA 
ruleset. See the spamassassin wiki for details.


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