[ILUG] Postfix and spamassassin
Dave O Connor
doc+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Sat Feb 14 01:46:44 GMT 2004
Justin Mason said on Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 05:11:31PM -0800:
> - - not everyone wants their mail filtered.
I guess that's where non-obtrusive methods work best, like subject rewriting.
Most of my users are in a position where they don't need to worry about
bandwidth to the mail server (it's the case with most offices, I'd imagine).
Making spam have the *****SPAM***** subject, and user education on how to
filter based on that, works wonders for the not having to worry about things
(in that mail is all still delivered to them, some with informative spam
notification, and what they do after that is up to them.).
> - - not everyone wants to use the same spamfilter settings.
This is where the pretty CGI interface to user_prefs comes in (note: It hasn't
been written yet, but it's getting there :)). Allowing non-local users to
change their spam threshold and [white|black]list people themselves is the
one thing I've been lacking.
> The only failure of the procmail method is that you can't protect
> mail that isn't delivered to a user -- so aliases that then go
> to another host are missed.
Arguably, this is the correct way to go about it, since arguably, it should be
only the final destination of the mail that does spam filtering?
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