Re: how to stop spamassassin from scanning some messages?
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 12:55:18PM +0530, Sandip P Deshmukh wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 12:17:01AM -0700, Cameron Matheson wrote:
> > > You are using procmail to filter your mail aren't you? In that case,
> > > just move the rule that filters your debian stuff into a different mbox
> > > (i guess i can assume you are doing that?), otherwise there might be
> > > some kind of conditional procmail rules but i don't know enough about
> > > it... try reading the manpage.
> > sorry. i do not use procmail. can a similar thing be achieved with
> > .forward file that is used as a exim filter?
> The exim filter documentation is extremely well-written and extremely
Yeah, I think the exim docs are very well done causing me to switch to
exim a few years ago. And once with exim, using the exim filtering
mechanism is very natural. I once did use procmail, but IMHO the exim
filter "language" is less cryptic that procmail. In any case you can use
spamassassin with exim and exim filtering. I'm using spamassassin at home
with exim, the exim-based filtering, and fetchmail. I found a web site
somewhere that detailed how to configure exim filtering to send it to
spamassassin for analysis, etc. and then return to exim for final local
delivery in filtered mbox files, which I have got set up and working well.
If I was home I could probably post my exim.conf file showing this, but I
would do a search on "exim spamassassin" or something like that, which
should allow to find some sites explaining how to do this. You don't need
to use procmail to do this.