Confused about Mailscanner
Posted on 2004-04-09
I know what some of you are thinking "no not this dork again". Sorry its my obsessive personality I cant help it :)
I have a few questions to ask and maybe a few more depending on the answers I get. If it gets too involved or you feel its worth more than 500 points then don't hesitate to let me know, I will gladly open up a new post of needed :)
I have been running a postfix+spamassassin+procmail (sitewide setup with /etc/procmailrc) setup with Maildir. I would like to use Mailscanner but I am having a hard time understanding how my setup needs to adapt for Mailscanner to fit in. I have a few questions
I do not need procmail anymore for the MDA right? If I do not need procmail anymore how does spam that is tagged by spamassassin and Mailscanner get put in ~/Maildir/.spam/cur
Or do I still need procmail?
I really like how spammassassin tags spam and scores and reports on its results. How does mailscanner work? When mail arrives it gets scanned by mailscanner but then what. Lets say that it is spam and it get tags as such. Does it then get passed on to spamassassin for scanning also. See this is the part that is confusing to me. Would someone mind explaining to me how this works.
I am more interested in Mailscanner for filtering out mail with specific attachements than anything else at this point. The file filetype.rules.conf from what I understand controlls all of this. For example can I just do "deny exe" instead of "deny executable".