mailscanner whitelist (SQLWhitelist)

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at
Tue May 5 16:30:43 IST 2009

Ken A wrote:
> Miguel Angel Nieto wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have the whitelists configured with MailWatch:
>> Is Definitely Not Spam = &SQLWhitelist
>> Mailscanner reads the whitelist:
>> May  5 13:57:16 eksmtp01 MailScanner[26158]: Whitelist refresh time
>> reached May  5 13:57:16 eksmtp01 MailScanner[26158]: Starting up SQL
>> Whitelist May  5 13:57:16 eksmtp01 MailScanner[26158]: Read 89
>> whitelist entries
>> But Mailscanner scans the message with Spamassassin, and It shouldn't
>> happen.
>> What i'm doing wrong?
> Nothing. That is normal behavior. Whitelisting does not exclude a
> message from SA scanning. It doesn't apply the MailScanner SA rules to
> the message, so even if it scores above your 'high' threshold, it will
> not be spam tagged or quarantined or whatever.
> If you want to exclude a message from scanning, you need to use the "Use
> SpamAssassin" instead, or even "Spam Checks". Read the config file.

That's not quite correct.

Set 'Always Include SpamAssassin Report = No' and MailScanner will not
run SA for messages that are whitelisted.


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