Thanks Benjamin!  I didn't really know a qmail-scanner existed until I started 

Thanks to everyone else too.


-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Tomhave [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: March 19, 2003 6:39 PM
To: John McGivern
Subject: RE: [vchkpw] Spam Assassin implementation

I would suggest checking out in order
to learn about how qmail-scanner is setup and to help you figure out what's
being called, etc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John McGivern [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 4:18 PM
> To: Jonas Pasche; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [vchkpw] Spam Assassin implementation
> Well,  I think however the UNIX guy set this up before that it
> does actually work - somehow (I'm obviously a little light on the
> UNIX stuff compared to you guys!)  I know that if these people
> weren't getting mail I would be in big trouble so they are
> receiving mail.  And I know from looking in the queue that spam
> messages are getting bounced back.
> I don't really know how to find out how the spam assassin is
> being called.  I don't really know anything about qmail-scanner
> either.  I guess I need to do some research on that.  I would
> just like to understand the whole process and know it is set up
> properly because obviously it isn't set up properly :0 ;)
> Any ideas on where to start would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> John McGivern
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonas Pasche [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: March 19, 2003 2:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [vchkpw] Spam Assassin implementation
> Hi John,
> > Somebody else had set this up a while ago - I think it is working but
> > I'm not sure if it is affecting other mail deliveries.
> Oh well, it is...
> > Basically I have spam assassin installed and I have a .qmail-default
> > in every domain folder on my server.  It looks  like this:
> >
> > | /var/qmail/bin/preline -d /var/qmail/bin/bouncesaying \
> >     "[message to bounce back if not SPAM]"
> > | /home/vpopmail/bin/vdelivermail ' ' bounce-no-mailbox
> The first line simply bounces _everything_ back to the sender, telling
> him it is spam. You don't actually call any SpamAssassin program in your
> .qmail-default file - how do you expect SpamAssassin to be actually used
> in your setup? ;-)
> > Does this look like it should work okay with spam assassin?
> Definitely not.
> > I notice others .qmil-default files look a little different.
> Theirs might be hopefully working ;-)
> Personally, I'd prefer qmail-scanner to mark all messages with a spam
> analysis header, and then use dot-qmail filtering to sort them out
> later. Try out this, if your mail server supports qmail-scanner with
> SpamAssassin integration. You'll need the 822mess package from DJB to
> get the "822field" program.
> $ cat .qmail-default
> | bouncesaying "I don't want your spam" 822field X-Spam-Flag > /dev/null
> | /home/vpopmail/bin/vdelivermail '' bounce-no-mailbox
> It's 822field in this case that checks for the presence of the
> X-Spam-Flag header. If it's present, it bounces the message back to the
> sender. If not, it continues with the next delivery instruction.
> Please be aware that qmailadmin occasionally rewrites .qmail-default,
> causing your manual filtering rules to disappear!
> Jonas

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