Skipping users

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Mar 6 17:20:38 CET 2007

Hugo van der Kooij spake the following on 3/5/2007 10:56 PM:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Thomas A. Cameron wrote:
>> I'm not completely sure what the terminology is for what I'm trying to
>> do or what layer would be best to do it on, so I'm mailing the list.
>> I'll start out by saying I'm extremely pleased with MailScanner. The
>> entire suite works extremely well, and  in the short time I've been
>> using it I have already seen better results than from any other
>> package I have ever experienced with other packages.
>> Having said all of that, I have a user that believes he doesn't need
>> SPAM protection. He believes he can handle the problem better than any
>> tool. If I had a way to do it, I wouldn't block connections with an
>> RBL either, just to show him what he's in for. But, that's not
>> something I really want to get into.
>> My question is this. How can I tell MailScanner to blindly accept any
>> email destined for several addresses? Would I be better off doing this
>> on the postfix level with a header check that tests positive on every
>> address except his few? I use the SQL whitelist function of MailWatch,
>> so I can't whitelist wildcards for his address. Is it possible to
>> chain rule files & modules for the "is definitely not spam" option?
>> Any suggestions would REALLY be appreciated. This is such a backward
>> idea, I'm not even sure what I would call it.
> Well if they want all the spam they want. Let them have it.
>  1. Put some hidden links with a mailto: to they email address on line.
>  2. Exclude every check for that user by white listing them in postfix.
>  3. Exclude them in your MailScanner with a rule in
>     spam.whitelist.rules like:
> To:             haasje at          yes
> I use it for a few addresses but for another reason. (Some addresses are
> used as bait to educate my bayesian filterin manualy.)
> But if they want it. Let them have is and let them pay for the
> additional resources like bandwidth and such.
> Hugo.
You forgot one;
high scoring spam action = delete forward lame-user at


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