Blacklist and delete?

Chris Barber cbarber at
Fri Aug 22 17:42:19 IST 2008

Chris Barber wrote:
> I was wondering if this is possible...
> I have a few users who get tons of spam every day. MailScanner
> successfully blocks most of these through rules and/or blacklists. The
> problem is when users are viewing their quarantine, there are so many
> messages that it takes a long time to see if anything legitimate is in
> there. On servers running MailWatch with a quarantine report, the
> report has 150+ messages in it, again very time consuming to look
> through. 
> So is it possible to have a blacklist entry that also deletes the
> message? This way the quarantine and/or the report email will not be
> overloaded?

>How have you set your spam action and high scoring spam action.  I
>quarantine spam, but vaporize high scoring spam.  If you're
>both, you could probably cut back on the amount quite a bit if you
>delete the high scoring stuff.  Assuming you have the luxury of doing
>How do the users look at the quarantine?  Are you using MailWatch?  If
>so they can sort by spam score and probably ignore the stuff that is
>scoring a lot of points...
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I am using MailWatch and perhaps this is a MailWatch list question but
if I use the high scoring spam to delete messages, will MailWatch still
show those messages in the Quarantine Report? Reason being that
MailScanner still logs the deleted messages to the mailscanner mysql db
as far as I know... which is where the quarantine report pulls from.

Or would that not happen? Does the sql query in the report know that the
file was deleted and not to display that message in the report?


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