Alternative to /etc/mail/spamassassin/

John Schmerold john at
Sun Mar 25 14:16:36 CEST 2007

I use  /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules

I should have asked the question a different way: "Does MailScanner 
provide a mechanism to reduce the SA score?"

The answer seems to be No, check with SA list to see if anyone has a 
better approach to reducing the score from a number of sender domains.

René Berber wrote:
> John Schmerold wrote:
>> I learned about /etc/mail/spamassassin/ a few weeks ago, now I
>> find myself adding quite a few rules like this:
> Wrong list?
> This is the MailScanner list, not the SpamAssassin list... and the MS
> documentation says "leave alone and use".
>> score    LOCAL__H_from_newegg  -2.5
>> header   LOCAL__H_from_newegg     From =~ /newegg\.com/i
>> describe LOCAL__H_from_newegg     newegg announcements
>> I don't want to open the door to every idiot that forges NewEgg's email,
>> so I don't want to whitelist newegg.
>> The problem is I'm starting to get a lot of these rules and maintaining
>> the list is getting more problematic, not to mention subject to human
>> error.
>> Anyone know of a better way to tell MailScanner &/or SpamAssassin to
>> reduce the score by a few points when the sending is included in a list
>> of domains?
> That's what "white-listing" is for, it is documented in several places, the MS
> configuration file directs you to use the etc/rules/spam.whitelist.rules file,
> which has its own comments that show how to use it.
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