[Mailman-Users] spamassassin sendmail virtualusers and mail lists

Noah admin2 at enabled.com
Sat Jan 26 21:29:40 CET 2008

Hi there Shane and Mailman list users.

this is a great idea indeed but the last part of the delivery to mailman 
aint working and trying to figure out a work around to keep the gid set 
to mailnull.

I am getting the error "Mailman mail-wrapper: Group mismatch error. 
Mailman expected the mail wrapper script to be executed as group 
"mailnull", but the system's mail server executed the mail script as 
group "wheel".  Try tweaking the mail server to run the script as group 
"mailnull", or re-run configure,  providing the command line option 

any clues how I can get my specific procmailrc file to run the mailman 
mail-wrapper with the group mailnull.  Is there something funky I can do 
to my /etc/groups ?  Maybe I could recompile my program with the mailman 
  wrapper with two mailman gids?

Why does the entry:

friends-owner:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner friends"

in my /etc/mail/aliases.mailman work fine without a group error message 
in /var/log/maillog?  weird?

Here is the script that calls the mailman mail-wrapper proggie:

--- snip ----

# cat /usr/local/etc/procmailrcs/friends-owner.rc
#procmail recipe for getting rid of high-scoring mail-list spam

|/usr/local/bin/spamc -f


* ^X-Spam-Level:.*\*\*\*\*\*\*

|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner friends

---- snip ----

Here are my mailman compilation settings in /etc/make.conf

--- snip ----


---- snip ----



Shane Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Noah wrote:
>> Thanks John,
>> the problem is that our moderators are getting way too much mail and 
>> just want to trash the high-scoring meesages.
> We filter on mailman mailing lists in a roundabout way.
> We changed the mailman "post" alias to invoke a procmail script, like:
> list-blah:         "|/usr/bin/procmail -m /etc/procmailrcs/list-blah.rc"
> Then, the procmail recipe 1. runs spamc, 2. /dev/nulls anything over
> 10, and 3. calls mailman "post" the way the alias used to.  I've
> included an example below.
> Then, in the mailman config for that list, under privacy option ->
> Spam Filters, we added a line to the "Legacy anti-spam filter" section
> that says "X-Spam-Flag: YES" causing anything between our default
> score and 10 to get held for moderation.  You could of course, change
> these levels and take different actions if you have a more recent
> version of mailman.
> Maybe that helps...
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> #procmail recipe for getting rid of high-scoring mail-list spam
> :0fw
> *
> |spamc -f
> :0e
> {
>    EXITCODE=$?
> }
> :0:
> * ^X-Spam-Level:.*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*
> /dev/null
> :0
> *
> |/home/mailman/mail/mailman post list-blah
> -------------------------------------------------------
>> Cheers,
>> Noah
>> John D. Hardin wrote:
>>>  On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Noah wrote:
>>> >  We want to run spamassassin on mail lists
>>>  If you're managing your mailing lists using Mailman, there are patches
>>>  floating around that will make mailman pass messages through SA and
>>>  hold high-scoring messages for moderation.
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