[thelist] spam assassin / box trapper spam trap

Bob Meetin - www.dottedi.biz bobm at dottedi.biz
Sun Oct 7 15:42:03 CDT 2007

Update - perhaps some progress with the spam trap settings.  I spent 
'time' messing with this, losing emails...  I had tried a number of 
things in the white list like:

subject: [the-list]
subject: [the-list]

The colin (:) seems like one source of failure; this was confusing 
matters.  The brackets [] seem like another source of failure.  When I 
remove the colin and the brackets, it seemed to allow messages with the 
following subject lines to pass:

[the-list] some garbage text
Re: [the-list] some garbage text

The really "ugly" part about the failures was that they vanished in thin 
air, were not getting trapped and held in the "Review Queue".  Failure 
meant catastrophic, meaning lost, unrecoverable mail to me. 

The abbreviated help doc that is available via cPanel is pretty slim, 
does not mention the 'gotchas'.  There may be more but this helps.

> cPanel of several of the sites I own comes with spam assassin and cox 
> trapper spam trap.  I have been trying to get the box trapper spam trap 
> to accept wildcard so that I don't need to add the 8000 or so members on 
> this and similar lists to the accept list.  Can someone who has this 
> working send some example syntax of how it should look using any of:
> Subject: [thelist]
> To: evolt <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Reply to: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Sender: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org

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