[Mailman-Users] Automatically reject Spamassassin Tagged

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Sat Jan 3 21:22:45 CET 2004

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> Message: 2
> Date: 02 Jan 2004 20:07:00 -0500
> From: Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Automatically reject Spamassassin Tagged
> Spam?
> To: Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de>
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Message-ID: <1073092020.4511.11.camel at localhost.localdomain>
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> MailScanner is a general purpose Mail policy program that integrates
> with your MTA. It is a great help in filtering your mail.
> MailScanner runs SpamAssassin and then will pass,dump, or queue up the
> mail based on it's spam settings.  It also can scan each message for
> known email viruses (using an external AntiVirus program like McAfee,
> Sophos, RAV, or even CLAM - which is free).
> MailScanner also lets you set certain policies like no emails with
> attachments named *.exe, *.com, *.scr, *.pif, etc... This alone wipes
> out 90% of all email spread viruses
> It's nice to have some filtering built into Mailman (as in version
> 3.1.4), but nothing beats the enforcement of mail policies done by
> MailScanner.
> Of course the beauty of Open Source is the multitude of ways of getting
> the same job done - so use whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.
> Alternatively yours - Jon Carnes

Unfortunately, MailScanner and Postfix don't do well together.  And Postfix
integrates with Mailman much better than SendMail, which has it's own
problems.  For those running postfix, you can accomplish much of the same
thing you can do with MailScanner.  See

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