Re: [SLE] Procmail + Maildir

From: Carlos E. R. (
Date: 01/22/04

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    Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 22:14:51 +0100 (CET)
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    The Thursday 2004-01-22 at 17:39 +0200, wrote:

    > All right, i want system-wide to install spamassassin with sendmail.
    > Is this enough? Only sendmail + spam assassin?

    And procmail.

    Well, as I don't use it that way, I'm not the right person to answer your
    question; but I'll say what I would do.

    [spamassassin comes with documentation: please read it, this is

    The setup is the same I reported... on this thread, to another person, 21
    Jan 2004 20:44:40, X-Message-Number-for-archive: 176430. Please check that
    email. The only difference would be using amavis-sendmail instead of

    Then, file /etc/procmailrc would simply have this rule:

    | /usr/bin/spamc

    That triggers spamassassin; it doesn't move nor delete anything, but
    depending on its configuration adds a header, modifies the header or adds
    a text explaining why it is spam. That's configurable.

    > The ridirection of the spams, how could be done then? In a spam-folder. (every
    > user has his own spam folder to check his mails before he deletes them)

    That depends on what each user wants. The above rule will add a header
    (X-Spam-Status: Yes) that has to be checked. How? Well it can be done by
    the user's mail client program. In that case, they have to use the
    filtering capacity of whatever program they use.

    Or, they can simply create their own ~/.procmailrc file, containing this
    at the beginning:

    * ^X-Spam-Status: Yes

    Or something similar.

           Carlos Robinson
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