[Mimedefang] Modifying Headers Before Milter Does

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Tue Aug 7 11:24:58 EDT 2007

Roberto Ullfig wrote:
>>> / P.S. How do you reply to this mailman list?
> /
>> By activating the "Reply"-functionality???
> I had mail delivery turned off. I thought I could exclude an e-mail 
> client entirely like on yahoo or google
> and just work from the archive.
>> I'm wondering what you are trying to do. I you want spamassassin to
>> do smart things based on the combination of the X-ClamAV header and
>> other properties of the message then you'll need to pass the
>> X-ClamAV header to spamassassin.
>> But if you only want spamassassin to add a score solely based on the
>> X-ClamAV header -and that is what I read in the qoute above- then
>> your approach is needlessly complicated. Why don't you adjust the
>> score directly in MimeDefang after spamassassin returns?
> It seems much cleaner to me to keep all the spam scoring in spamassassin 
> then to spread it out between two applications.
> Also, we have our own real time black hole software that works in 
> conjuction with spamassassin. That would need to be
> rewritten if mimedefang manipulates the score.

But mimedefang is the only part that sees the results from all the 
others.  It seems cleaner to me to let each operation like SA just do 
its own job with mimedefang aggregating the results. What if you want to 
add more steps after SA?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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