[CentOS] Spamassassin + Postfix : delete spam mail on the server ?

Tue Dec 18 09:34:03 UTC 2018
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

On 18/12/2018 08:08, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> My mail server is running on CentOS 7 with Postfix, Dovecot and
> Spamassassin. I get quite a lot of spam on a few accounts, and
> Spamassassin does its job fine. Spam mail is identified correctly, and
> it looks like there are no false positives, e. g. valid mail is never
> identified as spam.
> When a message is flagged as spam, the subject line is rewritten to
> begin with [SPAM]. Then, a filter in Mozilla Thunderbird is setup, and
> when a subject line begins with [SPAM] the message is directly sent to
> Trash.
> I've documented the whole configuration here:
>   * https://blog.microlinux.fr/spamassassin-centos/
> The problem with this setup is that spam mail is still delivered, and I
> need Thunderbird's filters to weed out incoming mail. And when I'm using
> my webmail (running SquirrelMail), my inbox is a tsunami of unread
> [SPAM] messages.
> So I'd like to go a step further and delete all messages flagged [SPAM]
> directly on the server. It doesn't look like Spamassassin provides this
> functionality.
> Did any of you guys succeed in doing this anyway?
> Cheers,
> Niki

I've used for quite some time now a combination of
postfix+SA+MailScanner for this, not delivering mails, but letting those
in a quarantine, and using Mailwatch (http frontend) to let people
release mail from the quarantine, etc ..


And the ansible role that I initially used for this on CentOS 7 :


Fabian Arrotin
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