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Re: -r & -b options combined

From: Dan Nelson
Subject: Re: -r & -b options combined
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:06:31 -0600
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In the last episode (Feb 14), Ronan Waide said:
> On February 14, address@hidden said:
> > I just switched on the -r option on spamass-milter in combination with
> > -b and I'm slightly dismayed to discover that this means I get a copy
> > of all the rejected spam as well as the "> spam, < spam-threshold"
> > mail. I'd kinda expected that 'reject mail' wouldn't go any further

Yes, everyone's expectations are different regarding what -r/b/B
combinations should do.  Joe Maimon has a preliminary patch that
implements one of my TODO items so that you can specify the exact score
ranges that trigger each flag's action.  I haven't looked closely at it
> I've just found a much bigger problem with this: it works by spawning
> a new sendmail process (yes, I've read the comments on why this is
> necessary) which seems to be resulting in an infinite loop as the new
> sendmail process also trips the spam filter which in turn starts a
> new sendmail process...
> Cheers,
> Waider. How do I get all these magic brooms back in the closet?

Easiest way is to make sure that all your internal mailservers are
listed in -i.  That won't work if your -b address gets routed in a way
that it exits your mail system and comes back in, though (-b
address@hidden, who has a rule that CCs an internal address, for

        Dan Nelson

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