mailscanner whitelist (SQLWhitelist)

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue May 5 21:29:41 IST 2009

on 5-5-2009 8:57 AM Ken A spake the following:
> 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.  :-)

That's OK, because the version you are running is a couple of years old
anyway. It looks to have been written in January of 2006. MailScanner has made
some very large strides since then. You might think about upgrading.

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