How to flag SPAM in MS Exchange/Outlook using Mailscanner?
tmartins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 09:59:00 IST 2007
Yes Kevin, I use mailwatch, but as I said, the legacy system needed an
admin to manage the quarantine and users were not allowed to manage
I know mailwatch can be configured to be managed by users,
unfortunately they are spoiled people and i'm trying to change that.
Your approach is what I like to have here in the near future.
Thanks everyone. I will try all tips here and will search the list and
google for more information on IMF and will conduct some tests.
On 4/3/07, Kevin Miller <Kevin_Miller at ci.juneau.ak.us> wrote:
> Thiago Martins wrote:
> > Hi Kevin.
> > Thanks for the link. I will test spambayes.
> > I know that changing the subject is the easiest way, but you know, our
> > bosses never want the easy way. :)
> Yup. Can't blame them though - it does make the subject line uglier. Especially for false positives.
> > I have other problems too. Here we don´t allow any mail marked as SPAM
> > (high or not) to go to the user. There is a dedicate person to check
> > the quarantine and release false positives. Maybe it would be nicer to
> I reject high scoring spam, and quarantine low scoring spam. I don't usually check for false positives though unless someone calls and asks if something got lost. It's pretty infrequent. The quarantined messages live on the MailScanner box and are deleted after a month. I don't think I'd set it up to pass low scoring spam. My users seem pretty happy with things as they are.
> > let low spam pass and let the user decide. But not a long ago there
> > was Lotus Notes + Securiq and this behavior is a legacy from those
> > suffering times and it will take some time to change this.
> > We still have some Notes clients, but in a year they will rest in
> > peace ...
> > The exchange admin told me that it is not possible to create a rule
> > from the server to play with the subject and move messages to the spam
> > folder in outlook. That´s why I want to play with IMF. This way I can
> > store only high spam and let low spam pass to the users.
> I don't know any way to get a server side rule to do that without an addin, but I've never looked into it really either. I think he's right though. Would be nice if there were an easy way.
> > I have to assume users are very dumb and can´t create a rule by them.
> > If this can be done using any kind of GPO or using the exchange server
> > or adding headers to be parsed by IMF it will be my choice.
> Most will figure it out, especially if you do up some directions. The rest benefit from some personal attention. Don't know how many users you have; we're running around 400. Most we never hear from. Are you using MailWatch (mailwatch.sourceforge.net)? It can be configured to let your users check for themselves.
> Some months back there was a discussion here about adding headers with MailScanner that the IMF would recognize and act upon. Check the archives for this subject: "RE: Setting Exchange SCL from MailScanner", particularly Brian Duncan's reply on Feb 12, 2007.
> > I have no experience with exchange. I always used Unix mailers and
> > MTAs so I´m a bit lost here.
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