Black list on header value?

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Tue Sep 14 12:30:33 IST 2010

On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:35:07 +0200, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at>

> IIRC you do use Postfix, and then the Received -> HOLD thing puts a
> limit on what you can do... Hugo posted a nice alternative to it,
> rather longish while back, but unfortunately I don't think you can
> utilize that to the effect needed... So it looks like you need do
> something clever in MS. I'm just into my second cup of java, so ...
> Bright ideas will follow the third or fourth:-):-)
> Or Hugo will jump in and tell us that you can use his alternative
> method;-)... Or Jules will write it for you:D

If you can use a procmail filter to detect the messages and filter them
then you could bypass MailScanner altogether by using the opposite of the
HOLD trick I did describe on and use OK
instead of HOLD on such a header rule in postfix.

But it will bypass MailScanner completely and that might be undesirable.

Obviously if there is an all or nothing option in regard to SpamAsassin
filtering I would opt for nothing and do content scanning myself.


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