Whitelisting rule query

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed May 27 11:28:51 IST 2009

On 27/05/2009 10:48, Stef Morrell wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm wanting to whitelist email coming from my office, so it doesn't get
> marked up as spam, in particular when discussing spammy topics with
> colleagues/clients.
> If I simply whitelist *@mydomain.com then this allows email with spoofed
> 'from' address throught.
> I can't whitelist the mail relay, as there's any number of domains email
> running through it and if one of those users takes it upon themselves to
> throw a spam sandwich at it, I want to catch it and stop it before the
> wide wide world decides to blacklist me.
> So, what I hope to be able to do is add a spam whitelisting rule along
> the lines of
> From: *@mydomain and From:<IP ADDRESS>
> Does this makes sense and is it achieveable?
Yes, and you have even got the syntax right. Just add a "yes" on the end 
of the line and put it in /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules. 
Then do a "service MailScanner reload" and it will re-read the 
configuration, and away you go.

> Regards
> Stef
> --
> Stefan Morrell          | Operations Director
> Tel: 0845 3452820       | Alpha Omega Computers Ltd
> Fax: 0845 3452830       | Incorporating Level 5 Internet
> stef at aoc-uk.com         | stef at l5net.net


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