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

Wed Dec 19 04:59:21 UTC 2018
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Am 18.12.2018 um 08:08 schrieb Nicolas Kovacs:
>> 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.
> What's the point of delivering identified SPAM and then deleting it?
> Reject SPAM at SMTP level on your MTA. Easy to do with amavisd-new in a
> smtp proxy setup with Postfix.

There are good reasons to not reject detected SPAM because your SPAM
filter could be wrong and you reject legitimate mail.

For businesses depending on email communication that's a no go, because
you may lose customers that way.