[Esd-l] Have Updated Local Rules: Expected Behavior?

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Sun Aug 31 09:42:42 PDT 2003

On Sun, 31 Aug 2003, Mike McCandless wrote:

> I updated my local rules (yesterday) almost verbatim from what the
> Web site has.  I then received a number of email, in my OE inbox.  
> I've cut/paste the text from one below.  Is this what should
> happen?  I thought the action of DISCARD meant the messages hit
> the "bit bucket", or at least I'd never see them in the inbox.

That's what it should do.

> X-Content-Security: [minnie.prismbiz.com] NONOTIFY
> X-Content-Security: [minnie.prismbiz.com] DISCARD
> X-Content-Security: [minnie.prismbiz.com] REPORT: Trapped SoBig.F worm -
> http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sobig.f@mm.html

So it found the attack and inserted the handling tokens...

> X-Spam-Status: No, hits=4.8 required=10.0
>        USER_AGENT_OE
>  version=2.41
> X-Spam-Level: ****

Then (it appears) spamassassin processed the message.

What are the order of your rules in your /etc/procmailrc? Ideally
local-rules should run immediately before the sanitizer.

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