Some chap with a mouthful of a From: line posted, in part:
i have posted a very similar question and have no response.
You do realise that this is the procmail list, and the internal workings of
SpamAssassin aren't the topic here, even if one can call the program from
procmail? If you _know_ of a header and need to set or extract it, we're
here for you - but if you want to do something to tweak how SpamAssassin
operates, it would be appropriate to post that query on a SpamAssassin
discussion list, then with info on the header or whatever in hand, come
rushing over here and ask how to insert it.
If SA doesn't support it (and I'm not 'zactly sure why it would), you might
grunge around for a SpamAssassin development list and post a request for
the addition of such a feature - after formally documenting its
purpose. Of course, only seek out the dev list after first determining
that the feature doesn't exist.
Keep in mind that since some boneheads (or their intermediate mail servers)
send out emails with the SA headers in them, anyone running SA would end up
inheriting the existing spam levels, and adding to them. Thus,
initializing the spam level header with some number of asterisks probably
isn't a very good pitch since with that feature enabled, some mail will
suddenly become spam. Of course, if you're using SA in the first place,
it'd probably be a good idea to wipe out the SA headers before calling
spamc anyway. Pitching a commandline parm might be workable, ala "-boost
number" - then you can set a variable in your procmailrc, and pass that as
a boost to spamc.
Note that since source is available for SA, this can be hacked in if you
can't get SA dev to add the feature. But then, this isn't the SA list...
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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