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Thread: Procmail

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    Junior Member
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    Dec 2007

    Default Procmail

    I am completly novice to procmail. I was told by westhost to look here...

    I am the IT admin for my SMALL comapny with about 40-50 email accounts on a couple different domains...

    I have spamassassin installed, and would like to have anything with "***SPAM***" automatically deleted BEFORE it gets to the in box... the reason is, I have several mobile devices that receive e-mail and I am getting ALOT of complaints about spam on the phones... In outlook its easy to setup rules and delete everything that has spam in the subject line..

    so i asked the westhost tech support and they pointed me here...

    I don't know how to edit or configure the procmail file... I am a hardware guy, not a software guy, but I guess now is a good time to learn...

    can somebody walk me through this?


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    Moderator wildjokerdesign's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Kansas City Mo


    Have a look at the email pages at Jalal's site:
    There are two pages. On the second page it mentions a procmail rule that you can use to delete spam of a certain level. I'll go ahead and post the rule here since on Jalal's site it is not displaying in the right format at the moment:
    * ^X-Spam-Level: \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*
    That well delete any message that has been run through SA that has a score of 10 or more. The * (stars/asterisks) are the "score" if you wanted to lower the score used then you would decrease the amount of *

    This rule should be added to /ect/procmailrc file at the end after the # END SPAMASSASSIN BLOCK line.

    If you want to activate it on a per user basis you would create an /ftp/pub/username/.procmailrc file and add the rule to it.

    You need to use a plain text editor to create or edit these files. Notepad on Windows can be used or I would suggest downloading the free EditPlus or Crimson programs. I use EditPlus.
    Please remember your charity of choice:

    Handy Links: | Plain Text Editors: EditPlus | Crimson

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