Re: [Evolution] spam filtering via evo with an alternate mailbox?

Thanks for the suggestion.

I too have had spamassassin set up through procmail, and prefer to do it
this way.  However, in this case, that means spamassassin is still
running on our mail/NIS server, which means ypserv will continue to get

I turned to doing the filtering via evolution, because then I expect the
filtering will be done on a different machine - one which doesn't have
problems associated with high load.

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 19:16, Tom Cooper wrote:
Dan Stromberg wrote:
First off, let me say, my incoming mailbox, which I've switched to
~/mail/mybox, is huge.  I'm trying to set a good example for my
endusers, by not leaving this large quantity of mail in my maildrop,
I just went through this process, and have been quite successful.
Anyway, I set up a filter which "Pipes message to shell command"
spamassassin -e (with a hard path), and refiles the message if there's a
nonzero exit status to my "evospam" folder.

It's not working.  I'm bummed.  I get HUGE quantities of spam.

I'm no expert on this sort of thing, but I handle this by using
procmail to move my mail from the mailspool to ~/mail/MyMail  Along
the way, Procmail does some analysis and them invokes spamassassin to
check the mail for spam.   This seems to work, particularly since I've
got a great body of spam with which to train spamassassin.  I'm still
getting some spam, but this process has helped!

Here's one stanza of my .procmailrc:

| spamassassin


* ^X-Spam-Flag: Yes

I hope that this helps!  Please let me know if you need more
information about this.

Tom Cooper

I picked up this and a bunch of other tips at the following sites:
Dan Stromberg DCS/NACS/UCI <strombrg dcs nac uci edu>

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