Redirecting after spam/virus scan

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Aug 13 12:16:32 IST 2010

On 12/08/2010 20:31, Thom Jones wrote:
> Running MailScanner with sendmail on a CentOS 4 box.  I currently have an
> alias file set up with sendmail that works great in redirecting email either
> to external recipients or as an email group (webmaster goes to multiple people
> for example).
> The problem with this setup, obviously, is that all mail gets redirected, spam
> and all.
> I've been trying to find a way to use a ruleset to do this.  And I am
> 99.99995% sure that it can be done via that method - I just can't wrap my head
> around it enough to figure it out. Nor could I find a good clue in the mailing
> list archives.
> In MailScanner.conf, I have a ruleset specified for:
> Non Spam Actions = %rules-dir%/nospam.action.rules
> And in the nospam.action.rules file, I have a entries similar to:
> To:     me at              forward me at header "X-Spam-Status: No"
> To:     default                       deliver
> I would think this should function to redirect email to me and simply deliver
> as normal to everyone else.  But, instead, it seems to take any email to me
> and /dev/null it
> Any ideas or direction?
Not sure why it would do that. Have you tried with other addresses in 
place of "me at"?
You might also want to add a "not-deliver" onto the long line in that 
ruleset too, or else it will still try to deliver to me at as well. 
Your "To: default deliver" line should be "FromOrTo: default deliver" as 


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