Ruleset question

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Mon Jul 25 20:05:41 IST 2011

Alex Neuman wrote:
> I've tried unsuccessfully to prevent a specific user from sending
> e-mail to Hotmail accounts by adding: 
> From:alex at domain.tld and To:* yes
> ... to /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.blacklist rules and added:
> Is Definitely Spam = %rules-dir%/spam.blacklist.rules Definite Spam
> Is High Scoring = yes High Scoring Spam Actions = delete Spam Checks
> = yes  
> ... to /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf, but e-mail continues to be
> checked for Spam normally and sent out as it isn't spammy enough. 
> Any ideas? Any suggestions on how to accomplish the same goal using
> different settings? 

Um, fire him? ;-)

Is he whitelisted in some fashion?  IIRC, whitelisting has preference over blacklisting.  If so, maybe a simliar line in the spam.whitelist.rules, only with a 'no' action in it would do the trick.

In your note above, you refer to "spam.blacklist rules" - there should be a period between blacklist and rules.  I expect there is and it's just a typo, since you've been on this list for a good long time and I'm sure know that rulesets must end in ".rules" but thought I'd mention it just in case...

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