Spam Ruleset

Andrew Chester Andrew.Chester at
Tue Feb 2 11:59:01 GMT 2010

Hi There

We are using MailScanner as part of a mail gateway for incoming mail, and 
I would like to set up a ruleset on what to do when MailScanner finds spam 
- I want it to deliver the mail to certain domains, and bounce the rest, 
I've had a look at the examples in the rules directory, and from that I've 
set up the following in %rules-dir%/spam.actions.rules:

To: *     deliver
FromOrTo: default       bounce

Is that correct, do I need to include any other lines into the ruleset, or 
can I leave it with only the two lines above?

I then set the "Spam Actions =" field in MailScanner.conf to the 
Spam Actions = %rules-dir%/spam.actions.rules

Is that correct? I tried to set it to 
/usr/local/etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.actions.rules but then I get the 
error: "Your spam actions "/etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.actions.rules" 
looks like a filename. If this is a ruleset filename, it must end in .rule 
or .rules" in the maillog.

It is a FreeBSD system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Kind Regards,
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