On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 11:36:39PM -0700, Jim Scott wrote:
Can you apply procmail filters system wide by setting up the rules in
I believe Katherine has instructions for using Spambouncer enterprise wide on
the web site. However yes, anything in /etc/procmailrc will be run for all
If so what do you need to specify in this file for it to work? Do you setup
Home dir? etc..? We are running Redhat 7.x with Sendmail 8.11 and using
IMAP/POP3 for retrieval. All inboxes are in /var/spool/mail and we want it
to filter the messages and drop what we dertmine as spam. Place in a folder
Be careful there. Spambouncer CAN have false positives. It's rare, but not
foolproof, especially when teh sender is from Hotmail or angelfire or one of
teh other freebie mail hosts. Indiscriminatly dropping all suspected spam can
cause lost mail. Also be careful how you impliment it. If users are using POP,
mail filtered to alternate folders (bulk, for example) becomes unaccesable to
them. However changing headers instead of filtering means it's doing nothing
for users using IMAP.
for the admin to review other messages detected as questionable and pass
all other mail to the users mailbox.
If your users are employees this may be ok. But if they are customers, you
probably don't want to do that, unless you give them a way to opt-out of your
filtering. "Questionable" mail may be false-positives, in which case you could
end up reading a users private mail.
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preferably one taught to him by a local female with whom he has had a
complicated, unresolved, and quite possibly dangerous dalliance.
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