[Mimedefang] filter for dummys like me :)

Bill Cole mdlist-20140424 at billmail.scconsult.com
Sun Jul 15 12:02:26 EDT 2018

On 15 Jul 2018, at 9:27 (-0400), Benny Pedersen via MIMEDefang wrote:

> i would like to learn using mimedefang, have just not yet found a good 
> config for it, example code seems to have virus scanning enabled, and 
> not any part of spamassassin ?

In the distribution package, 
examples/suggested-minimum-filter-for-windows-clients does the needful 
SA stuff in filter_end(). The mimedefang-filter(5) man page provides all 
the necessary details for how the filter script is structured, including 
functionality not exposed in that example script.

> my wish is to use
> Mail::DMARC
> Mail::DKIM
> Mail::SPF
> in mimedefang, is it possible ?

The mimedefang-filter script is simply a Perl script made up primarily 
of subroutines, loaded with a 'require' call from mimedefang.pl. It can 
do ANYTHING that you can write the Perl for it to do.

With that said, it is useful to understand that mimedefang's 
spam_assassin_check() subroutine returns an array in which the third 
item is a comma-delimited string containing the names of all the tests 
that have been matched. So if you're calling spam_assassin_check, you 
already have end results of DKIM and SPF checks.

> using gentoo where i have added Mail::DMARC as ebuild to have it, the 
> 2 others is default portage
> where to start make it work ?


Bill Cole
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