[Mailman-Developers] New SpamAssassin handler on sf.

PieterB PieterB at gewis.nl
Sun Nov 16 11:02:29 EST 2003

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 10:07:52PM -0400, Jeff Warnica wrote:
> ID 840426
> This is different from the 'other' SA handler as it deals with pre-taged
> messages. IMHO this is far more likely to be the case in an ISP
> enviroment. 
> ...


I noticed there are currently 3 patches concerning SpamAssassin
integration with Mailman:
534577  Add SpamAssassin filter to mail pipeline jhenstridge 2002-03-25 Open 
640518  SpamAssassin handler jparise 2002-11-18 Open 
840426  SpamAssassin handler for pre-tagged mail jeffwarnica 2003-11-11 Open

I constructed a similar handler for SpamAssassin which can be used
both for systems that pre-tag the messages and for systems that
want to use python's to tag the message using spamd/spamc.

It's behavioure can be controlled by the mm_cfg parameter
SPAMASSASSIN_USE_HEADERS. It parsers both the score and the symbols
(tests) from the SpamAssassin-header.

It's based on http://www.daa.com.au/~james/articles/mailman-spamassassin/
and should be able to handle both kinds of mailman/spamassassin

My version of the patch can be found at


It would be great if a SpamAssassin.py will be integrated in Mailman
2.1.4! Can anybody commit this SpamAssassin.py and James his spamd.py
to the Mailman CVS?

Feedback is welcome,

(pieterb at sf.net)

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