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Spamassassin Whitelists

Jan 04, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Once you have set up Spamassassin so it is working and you have run it for some time you may want to tune it to provide automatic whitelists and blacklists. The whitelist will provide a way to insure that the mail from a particular source will never get rejected. This may be important clients, users on the system or messages from servers that do not necessarily have the right credentials for sending mail. Your company may have important clients that send email that has characteristics that put it on the edge with Spamassassin and you may want to ensure that you do not loose an email. Or you may have users who are on the system that do not always follow the best protocol for how they construct messages but you want to make sure that their mail is not rejected. An important use for whitelists is when you have servers that are sending logs, error messages, or monitoring information to a mail account and this mail does not have the format or the sender format that Spamassassin needs to see. If you are looking for documentation of this information check out our Postfix Mail Server Manual.

"The whitelist will automatically reduce the spam score for a user which is listed in the whitelist. The score is reduced by 100 points so that would suggest there is very little chance of the mail being rejected."

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