[Mailman-Users] Do spam filters work on the owner address?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Aug 26 20:13:52 CEST 2010

Geoff Shang wrote:
>On my system in the Mailman aliases file, I see entries like this:
>foo-owner:       "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner foo"
>This of course means that owner Email has to pass through Mailman in order 
>to be delivered.
>So what I want to know is, are anti-spam filters applied to such mail?

Yes. Owner mail is processed through the OWNER_PIPELINE list of
handlers which does not include things like moderation, member checks,
misc holds, content filtering, etc. but does include SpamDetect so
Privacy options... -> Spam filters -> header_filter_rules are applied.

Note that bounce_matching_headers is not applied to -owner mail as it
is processed by the Hold handler which is not in OWNER_PIPELINE.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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