[Pkg-exim4-users] spamassassin headers

Chris Purves chris at northfolk.ca
Fri Apr 21 09:28:09 UTC 2006

Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 03:32:46PM +0800, Chris Purves wrote:
>> Marc Haber wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:39:46AM +0800, Chris Purves wrote:
>>>> This doesn't answer your question directly, but I use sa-exim and it 
>>>> makes it very simple for integration of spamassassin with exim.
>>> What's the advantage of sa-exim over exim's built-in ACL-based
>>> spamassassin interface?
>> That's a good question and one I've been wondering about myself lately. 
>>  I haven't used the built-in spamassassin ACL, but from what I 
>> understand from the exim specicification, you cannot make use of changes 
>> made to the message by spamassassin.
> You cannot directly make changes, but it surely is possible to add the
> results of the scan to the message, for example like this:
> X-Spam-Score: (-) -1.9
> X-Spam-Report: torres.zugschlus.de
>         Content analysis details:   (-1.9 points, 5.0 required)
>         pts  rule name              description
>         ---- ---------------------- -------------------------------------------
>         1.3 INFO_TLD                URI: Contains an URL in the INFO top-level domain
>         -2.6 BAYES_00               BODY: Bayesian spam probability is 0 to 1%  [score: 0.0000]
>         -0.6 AWL                    AWL: From: address is in the auto white-list
That's good to know. I missed the $spam_report variable the first time I 
looked at the specification.  I may switch to the exiscan method to see 
what it is like.

>> I like to have spamassassin write the test results to the headers and 
>> sa-exim allows this.  Also, if you're not comfortable with editing the 
>> exim configuration, sa-exim has a separate configuration file.  This was 
>> a big plus for me when I installed it six months ago, since I didn't 
>> understand the exim configuration.
> Running a tool without understanding its configuration is like asking
> for trouble.

Well I agree with you there, but modifying said configuration is like 
asking for more trouble. :-)

Good day, eh.

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