Selectively bypassing Bayes

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Tue Sep 1 22:46:51 IST 2009

I'm fighting a lot of joe-job blowback from Russia (still), and have been posting to the spamassassin list for some help.  I enabled/configured the VBounce ruleset but it was suggested to me that I use that as a trigger to quarantine the messages but to not feed them to Bayes, since it could skew the results of legitimate NDRs.  It was suggested that I use procmail to pre-sort the messages.  My MailScanner boxes are just gateways, forwarding to an internal Exchange server and doesn't have any local mailboxes so I don't think procmail is the right tool.  (If I'm wrong let me know.)

I have a custom rule that examines the headers for .ru and ANY_BOUNCE_MESSAGE which comes from the VBounce ruleset.  How to I tell MailScanner and/or spamassassin not to feed those messages to Bayes but still block them?  Or can I even do that?

Thanks much...

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
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