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Article: 78
From: Alexander Bochmann
Date: 2004-09-23 04:10:51 -0400
Subject: Re: [LFN14080312] milter-spamc setup generating false positives

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Hi,

...on Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 11:12:15PM +0200, Frank Heydlauf wrote:

 > | The report headers inserted by milter-spamc are:
 > | X-Spam-Flag      Boolean "YES" or "NO" as to whether the
message is spam.
 > That causes the problem. In the default Spamassassin 
 > config the X-Spam-Flag tag is only set, when the message
 > is classified as spam - and is complete absent if the
 > message is ham.
 > This is to prevent a spammer from setting "X-Spam-Flag: no" 
 > by himself and bypass client side filters.

Well, if the milter sets the flag anyway, it's 
certain the entry was generated by the milter and 
not by some third party.

Can't be more unambiguous...?

 > The clients (as we and probably many others do) filter for
 > the existens of X-Spam-Flag. If it's set - with "Yes" or "no" 
 > or whatever - the message is treated as spam.

Well, that's a dumb way to use this flag then...

Alex.


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