[Spambayes] Any prospect of spambayes working with qmail?

Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Thu Feb 13 15:14:28 EST 2003

2/13/2003 2:21:37 PM, Nick Holden <nick_holden at ntlworld.com> wrote:

>I'm intrigued by the spambayes project, and wondered whether you'd put
>any thought to apps to fit spambayes into the sendmail / qmail end of
>the mail process rather than as an end-user app?

The problem with a server side spam filter is that it is completely dependent 
on finding a common definition of spam.  One man's spam is another man's 
subscribed mail.  The spambayes team chose to deliver a client side tool so 
that individuals could enforce their own spam definition, not have that 
definition imposed upon them by the set of smtp servers (and server admins) 
that a particular piece of mail happened to be routed through.  While 
spambayes is no doubt integratable with server side processes, we've done 
little work to make it so.   If you search back through the archives, you can 
find some work done with mailman integration, and lots of discussion on your 
particular topic, which will further explain what I've said here. - TimS

>Running a mail server that predominantly forwards email for various
>non-profit groups who advertise their email addresses widely on the web,
>we're drowning in spam and viruses which I want to cut out at the mail
>server, rather than advising them to insist that their various ISPs
>install end-user spam filtering.
>But while there are lots of qmail or sendmail virus filters, there are
>very few spam filters that can be called by qmail. Spam Assassin will
>work with qmail-scanner, apparently, but qmail-scanner won't work with
>vpopmail virtual domains, so that route doesn't help me much either.
>Your thoughts would be appreciated,
>Spambayes mailing list
>Spambayes at python.org

c'est moi - TimS

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