Is Definitely Not Spam and Ignore Spam Whitelist If
Recipients Exceed Options oddity
brose at med.wayne.edu
Sun Aug 2 16:35:06 IST 2009
I've been trying to duplicate this without success. The issue is that there is this domain and network segment that is in my whitelist rules file. If that domain send an email with more than 20 recipients, the whitelist is ignore which I know is the way it works and I'm fine with that. But what is odd is that the email is just labeled as blacklisted, no SA checks or anything, just blacklisted. But neither the domain or the IP nor the sender is any blacklist rules file nor in a per-user blacklist entry in the mailwatch blacklist table.
I don't have access to the remote mailsystem which is on our class-B network here at the university. But the tests that I've done on my own have been to disable the whitelist rule and sent an email with a single recipient with a return address from that domain. It's scanned and isn't blacklisted. During this time of having them out of the whitelist, my domain has received a couple emails (single recipients) from their domain/senders and the same server and they aren't blacklisted either.
I also lowered the Ignore Spam Whitelist If Recipients Exceed option to 1 and tried sending to two addesses in my domain using a return address from that domain and that test email goes thru fine and also isn't blacklisted)
I'm not using any spam lists checks in MailScanner since that's either done by the MTA or SA. But even if I was, I would have seen blacklisted for them while I had them unwhitelisted.
From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Jules Field
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 7:49 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Is Definitely Not Spam and Ignore Spam Whitelist If Recipients Exceed Options oddity
On 01/08/2009 03:42, Rose, Bobby wrote:
> I have a ruleset for Is Definitely Not Spam and everything works fine
> except if that that address sends a message with more recipients than
> what is set for Ignore Spam Whitelist If Recipients Exceed. In that
> case, the message seems to get blacklisted. If the entry is removed
> from the whitelist ruleset, then the issue doesn't occur (but I'll
> still see the log entry saying that ignored whitelist.
So you're saying that the "Is Definitely Not Spam" is ignored if the
message has more recipients than set in "Ignore Spam Whitelist If
Recipients Exceed"? In that case, that is exactly what it is meant to
do. "Is Definitely Not Spam" is the "Spam Whitelist" the other option is
> Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me and I have to keep
> digging for the reason?
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