[Mailman-Users] Mailman / SpamAssassin

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Nov 6 15:14:57 CET 2002

I run SpamAssassin in its Daemon mode and then use a procmail pre-filter
for some of the lists (the ones that are open for anyone to post).

Instead of the list names going directly to the mailman aliases (calling
the wrapper program), they call a procmail script which does some checks
(including a trip through spamd) and modifications to the message
header. If the message passes through my checks then the script passes
the modified message on to mailman's wrapper.

This keeps viruses out of the mailing lists and minimizes the spam.  It
also adds about one minute to list delivery times, and takes away a
chunk or RAM: ~64Mb base plus 9Mb for each concurrent message being

Note: please send these requests on-list.  I run a consulting business
and I have to charge for individual attention (or I and my family will
eventually starve).  Plus I normally answer on list, and you get the
added benefit of a world-wide network chipping in with better solutions!

Hope this has been helpful - Jon Carnes

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