[TAG] Closed account question
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Mon Apr 17 23:30:40 MSD 2006
On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 09:35:57AM -0700, RJ Burke wrote:
> I'm not asking you to fix anything. I'm only reporting that SOME TAG
> replies appear to my spam filters as spam. They are not spam - they only
> appear to be spam. I've tried to find a way to separate the TAG
> replies, but this looks to be more complicated that necessary.
Take your pick:
# In ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs
whitelist_from tag at lists.linuxgazette.net
# In ~/.procmailrc
* List-Id: .*tag.lists.linuxgazette.net
It doesn't get much simpler than that.
> Let me correct one misunderstanding. I am able to catch most TAG
> replies OK. But SOME subscribers are using domains that appear to be
> blacklisted. Therefore my spam filters will see it as a whitelist
> topic, but a blacklisted origin. The reply is bounced. I'm unable to
> solve the conflict in my spam filters without hiring a consultant.
If you're using Linux, then I may have a lead for you: there's a certain
list that you could write to asking for advice...
If you're not, well, you're right: you're stuck. At which point my
advice about the available range of solutions kicks in.
> Unless the origin. is tied to TAG in the sender field, the reply will be
> bounced since it appears to be coming from a blackisted source.
And that's not going to change.
> Don't sweat this matter. If it can't be fixed, just move on. I don't
> want to make your life too complicated, and you likely have more
> important things to deal with. Although I will miss the daily feed, I
> can live without it.
Right-oh. You're welcome to stay or go, as you like. If all you're
missing is some percentage of replies from specific domains, I'd say
that you're not losing much.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://linuxgazette.net *
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