mailscanner whitelist (SQLWhitelist)

Ken A ka at
Tue May 5 16:57:04 IST 2009

Steve Freegard wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Steve.

Ah, that's a simpler to change, no ruleset required. Maybe I need to 
read the config file again. It's been a couple years.  :-)
Thanks for correcting me.

Ken Anderson
Pacific Internet -

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