Mark Sapiro mark at
Tue Jul 23 20:12:51 IST 2013

On 07/22/2013 08:36 AM, Richard Mealing wrote:
> I’m trying to implement ScamNailer and I’m using the perl script to
> download the file into my spamassassin directory.

First of all, see the thread that begins
and particularly, the patch in the post at

Otherwise you will be working with old data.

> On that file I can see lots of rules included with a score at the very
> bottom. I’m just wondering if I have to add a line to the “SpamAssassin
> Rule Actions” directive or can I leave spamassassin to deal with the scores?

The bottom has a score for the rule 'SCAMNAILER'. The score is not
important, but you need a 'SpamAssassin Rule Actions' rule or ruleset
for it. See the documentation in MailScanner.conf around line 2551
starting with "# This next setting is very powerful."

In my case, I have

SpamAssassin Rule Actions = %rules-dir%/spamassassin_rule_actions.rules

and for the default rule I have

FromOrTo:	default	SCAMNAILER=>store,not-deliver,forward
user+phish at,header "X-GPC-MailScanner-Originally-To: _TO_"

which will store the message in quarantine, not deliver it, forward it
to user+phish at and add the header
X-GPC-MailScanner-Originally-To: with the original envelope recipient to
the forwarded message.

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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