Selectively bypassing Bayes

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Wed Sep 2 11:00:41 IST 2009


if you mailScanner gateways also scan outgoing you can use the watermark
feature of MailScanner to help remove this blow-back too.

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

2009/9/1 Kevin Miller <Kevin_Miller at>

> 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
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