Difference: ConfigureSpamAssassin (2 vs. 3)

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Configuring SpamAssassin at Nevis

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  • Configuration: In general, SpamAssassin provides a greater level of control than your mail reader. (Boast: It certainly provides a greater level of control than Gmail or Columbia's LionMail.)
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  • Punishment: If SpamAssassin rejects an email message with a score of 10 or more (the blacklist options below add 100.0 to the score), the our mail server doesn't even accept the email. It gets rejected with a "Blocked by SpamAssassin" error. It doesn't get stored on our mail server, which saves disk space and makes backups easier. (It becomes a problem for the mail server that sent it to us, but those are the breaks if one is a spam relay.)
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  • Punishment: If SpamAssassin assigns an email message with a score of 10 or more (the blacklist options below add 100.0 to the score), the our mail server doesn't even accept the email. It gets rejected with a "Blocked by SpamAssassin" error. It doesn't get stored on our mail server, which saves disk space and makes backups easier. (It becomes a problem for the mail server that sent it to us, but those are the breaks if one is a spam relay.)
 

Basic configuration

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      blacklist_from PamelaS@ecorp.com
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  • It occurs to you that you don't want to hear from ecorp.com at all. Fortunately, the blacklist_to option accepts wildcards:
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  • It occurs to you that you don't want to hear from ecorp.com at all. Fortunately, the blacklist_from option accepts wildcards:
 
      blacklist_from *@ecorp.com
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      blacklist_from *@ecorp*.*
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In fact, I usually don't wait for the situation to escalate. If receive email from gavin@nanotechconferences.org, I'm probably just going to add this to my ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs:
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In fact, I usually don't wait for the situation to escalate. If I receive an email from gavin@nanotechconferences.org, I'm probably just going to add this to my ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs:
 
      blacklist_from *@nanotech*.*
 
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