[Mimedefang] A little confusered

Tim Kramer kramer.tim at cox.net
Fri Jun 21 06:41:37 EDT 2002

On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 14:59, David F. Skoll wrote:

> The default filter does not block spam.  It just tags a message with
> an X-Spam-Score header if it scores higher than 5.  Also, if you see
> an X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang header, then at least you know your
> messages are being scanned.

My first suggestion is to get the filtering up and working.  You may not
have/want to go any further than that.  Once the spam scoring is in
place, each user can configure their Outlook (or whatever) to redirect
incoming spam into a spam folder.  This put the responsibility of
deleting spam on the user and they have no one to blame but themselves
when the pictures from Uncle Bob and Aunt Bessie get deleted.

About the only thing that you want to block at the server level is
infected mail.  It's well worth the trouble to get the anti-virus
filters up and running (and it is a bit of trouble, depending on your OS
and your choice of virus scanner).

- Tim

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