Bog standard MailScanner on a bog standard CentOS 4.4 box Michele. I
used to run OpenProtect, which is a pre-configured package of the same
spec (sendmail, not qmail), but it hasn't been updated in years so I
said I'd give MailScanner a go directly.
It's not performing anywhere near as efficiently, with dozens of spam
messages getting through daily, most of them with clear keywords like
the v one that helps you with those of a female persuasion. Obviously
that's because of my ignorance of MailScanner configuration.
There does seem to be one commonality, in that the mail that gets
through untagged all seems to come from direct SMTP connections to the
server. But oddly, some of that mail IS tagged and filtered correctly!
Is there a flag for direct SMTP connections perhaps?
How do I turn up the gain on logging? I'll have a look at the config
options now, I just haven't seen any related to logging.
Michele Neylon :: Blacknight wrote:
> adam wrote:
>> I'm having a small problem with MailScanner, some very obvious spam
>> is getting through and I'm not sure why. This is a CentOS system with
>> default packages and MailScanner almost out of the box.
>>>> The mail is definitely going though MailScanner, as it's being tagged
>> with an X-BN-MailScanner header, however I'm suspicious that it's not
>> going through SpamAssassin, as I'm getting no headers for that.
>>>> Is there some reason why some mail wouldn't be piped through
>> SpamAssassin? It doesn't seem to be size anyway.
>> Is this MailScanner pure and simple or that Qmail thing that you used to
>> If it's normal MailScanner I'd up the logging levels a bit so that you could
> see what was going on.
>> If you need help there's usually a few of us on #mailscanner on freenode or
> on the main MailScanner list
>> Mr Michele Neylon
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