Whitelists and Fuzzy

Jeramy Eling Jeramy.Eling at britax-pmg.com
Wed Aug 22 15:32:52 IST 2007

The address was added to the whitelist via the 'Lists' link at the top of MailWatch, this updates the 'Is Definitly Not Spam'  configuration within MailScanner, which in the config is set to an SQL function. 

The message does indeed come through as W/Listed and highlighted in Green on the display, however it has still been hit by the SA rules.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kai Schaetzl [mailto:maillists at conactive.com] 
Sent: 22 August 2007 15:22
To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
Subject: Re: Whitelists and Fuzzy

Jeramy Eling wrote on Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:44:29 +0100:

> The Whitelist which is within the Mailwatch interface 'Is Definitely Not Spam'.

I do not have such an option in my Mailwatch, I know only "Add to Whitelist". 
There are at least two different ways that this whitelisting is used. If you use the wrong one it's bound to fail, of course, as it won't match.

Does your test message (the detected one) gets marked as W/L and green in Mailwatch? Does the same happen for your problem messages? A message that is detected by the MS whitelist will be green, marked as W/L and will not have any SA hits shown. As you see SA hits that means it is not on the MS whitelist, probably because it contains the wrong values for matching (see above). What value does Mailwatch show under Lists in Mailwatch when you whitelist that problem message? And is this a value that could match your problem messages?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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