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

Wed Dec 19 13:49:46 UTC 2018
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

Absolutely, never reject spam at MTA level!

Usually I put it in a spam folder, then add a cronjob that deletes messages older than 6 months, ymmv.

Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!


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> Sent: Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 04:59:21
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Spamassassin + Postfix : delete spam mail on the server ?

>> 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.
> Regards,
> Simon
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