[Mimedefang] Frustration...

alan premselaar alien at 12inch.com
Thu Nov 4 14:34:22 EST 2004


Lisa Casey wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'ld also like to drop, bounce, whatever mail that has certain words in the
> subject, such as rolex, penis, viagra, etc.
> I know I can do the above with MIMEDefang/Spamassassin, but I'll be darned
> if I can figure out how. And the more I try to figure it out, it seems, the
> more confused I am getting.
You should look at the /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter file (assuming your 
sendmail config directory is /etc/mail, it may be different on your 
system).  hopefully you are familiar with Perl.

> Also, I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feed it spam. I have Sendmail/Qpopper
> and most of my users pick up their mail using Outlook Express. I understand
> I can't just forward spam to a spam mailbox and run sa-learn on that as the
> forwarding will not get the original headers.

you could add code in your mimedefang-filter to copy mail scoring (x) 
points to a spam catch-all, although being an ISP you may have privacy 
issue concerns.
> There has to be a easy way to learn to use this and get it to do what I want
> but I can't really figure it out. Surely there are some other ISP's on these
> lists who might be willing to tell me  how they use it.

for your situation, the commercially available CanIT (or CanIT-PRO) may 
be more appropriate. Have you considered it?


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