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milter-spamc/1.15
«Yet Another Sendmail-SpamAssassin Interface Milter»


Description & Usage ° Installation & Notes ° License & Support

WARNING

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Description

SpamAssassin is a well established free open-source mail classification tool, however it has no means by which to interface with Sendmail. milter-spamc provides such an interface between Sendmail and SpamAssassin.

By default milter-spamc sends the message headers and the first part of a message as given by spamd-max-size to the SpamAssassin spamd daemon for classification. The result returned by SpamAssassin will be inserted as part of the message headers leaving the message body untouched. If SpamAssassin thinks the message is spam, then milter-spamc will prefix the Subject: header with the subject-tag then send redirect or Bcc: a copy to the mail-spam collection address.

The headers inserted by milter-spamc are:

X-Spam-Flag      Boolean "YES" or "NO" as to whether the message is spam.
X-Spam-Level Zero or more 'x' characters representing the message score. Note that the choice of 'x' is intentional, since its a neutral character. Asterisk, '*', and many other punctuation characters have special mean in regular expressions and some other pattern matching languages, that they can be error prone to scan for as literals.
X-Spam-Status A summary line stating "YES" or "NO", the message score, and the SpamAssassin spam threshold.
X-Spam-Report The report as returned by SpamAssassin. It normally provides a summary of the rules triggered, their scores, and brief description. The report format can be customised through SpamAssassin's /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf file.
X-Original-Recipient When a spam message is redirected to a collection address, one or more of these headers are added for each RCPT address given to Sendmail. These headers can be used should there be a need to resend a message to the original recipients.
X-Scanned-By The milter name, version number, host name, host IP, and timestamp. Note there might be multiple instances of this header, one for each participating scan milter, in which case they should represent the most recent to oldest, similar to Received: header behaviour. This ordering is handled by Sendmail and not configurable.

Please note that national privacy laws vary from country to country and that it may be illegal to scan or archive electronic correspondence, even for the purpose of filtering unsolicited bulk email. It is the responsibility of businesses and system administrators to determine what are their rights with respect to electronic mail filtering in their country of residence.

Usage

milter-spamc [options ...][arguments ...]

Options can be expressed in four different ways. Boolean options are expressed as +option or -option to turn the option on or off respectively. Options that required a value are expressed as option=value or option+=value for appending to a value list. Note that the +option and -option syntax are equivalent to option=1 and option=0 respectively. Option names are case insensitive.

Some options, like +help or -help, are treated as immediate actions or commands. Unknown options are ignored. The first command-line argument is that which does not adhere to the above option syntax. The special command-line argument -- can be used to explicitly signal an end to the list of options.

The default options, as shown below, can be altered by specifying them on the command-line or within an option file, which simply contains command-line options one or more per line and/or on multiple lines. Comments are allowed and are denoted by a line starting with a hash (#) character. If the file option is defined and not empty, then it is parsed first followed by the command-line options.

Note that there may be additional options that are listed in the option summary given by +help or -help that are not described here.

Options

access-db=/etc/mail/access.db
The type and location of the read-only access key-value map. It provides a centralised means to black and white list hosts, domains, mail addresses, etc. The following methods are supported:
text!/path/map.txtR/O text file, memory hash
/path/map.dbBerkeley DB hash format
db!/path/map.dbBerkeley DB hash format
db!btree!/path/map.dbBerkeley DB btree format
sql!/path/databaseAn SQLite3 database
socketmap!host:portSendmail style socket-map
socketmap!/path/local/socketSendmail style socket-map
socketmap!123.45.67.89:portSendmail style socket-map
socketmap![2001:0DB8::1234]:portSendmail style socket-map

If :port is omitted, the default is 7953.

The access-db contains key-value pairs. Lookups are performed from most to least specific, stopping on the first entry found. Keys are case-insensitive.

An IPv4 lookup is repeated several times reducing the IP address by one octet from right to left until a match is found.

tag:192.0.2.9
tag:192.0.2
tag:192.0
tag:192

An IPv6 lookup is repeated several times reducing the IP address by one 16-bit word from right to left until a match is found.

tag:2001:0DB8:0:0:0:0:1234:5678
tag:2001:0DB8:0:0:0:0:1234
tag:2001:0DB8:0:0:0:0
tag:2001:0DB8:0:0:0
tag:2001:0DB8:0:0
tag:2001:0DB8:0:0
tag:2001:0DB8:0
tag:2001:0DB8
tag:2001

A domain lookup is repeated several times reducing the domain by one label from left to right until a match is found.

tag:[ipv6:2001:0DB8::1234:5678]
tag:[192.0.2.9]
tag:sub.domain.tld
tag:domain.tld
tag:tld
tag:

An email lookup is similar to a domain lookup, the exact address is first tried, then the address's domain, and finally the local part of the address.

tag:account@sub.domain.tld
tag:sub.domain.tld
tag:domain.tld
tag:tld
tag:account@
tag:

If a key is found and is a milter specific tag (ie. milter-spamc-Connect, milter-spamc-From, milter-spamc-Auth, milter-spamc-To), then the value is processed as a pattern list and the result returned. The Sendmail variants cannot have a pattern list. A pattern list is a whitespace separated list of pattern-action pairs followed by an optional default action. The supported patterns are:

[network/cidr]actionClassless Inter-Domain Routing
!pattern!actionSimple fast text matching.
/regex/actionPOSIX Extended Regular Expressions

The CIDR will only ever match for IP address related lookups.

A !pattern! uses an astrisk (*) for a wildcard, scanning over zero or more characters; a question-mark (?) matches any single character; a backslash followed by any character treats it as a literal (it loses any special meaning).

!abc!exact match for 'abc'
!abc*!match 'abc' at start of string
!*abc!match 'abc' at the end of string
!abc*def!match 'abc' at the start and match 'def' at the end, maybe with stuff in between.
!*abc*def*!find 'abc', then find 'def'

For black-white lookups, the following actions are recognised: OK or RELAY (white list), REJECT or ERROR (black list), DISCARD (accept & discard), SKIP or DUNNO (stop lookup, no result), and NEXT (opposite of SKIP, resume lookup). Its possible to specify an empty action after a pattern, which is treated like SKIP returning an undefined result. Other options may specify other actions.

Below is a list of supported tags. Other options may specify additional tags.

  
milter-spamc-Connect:client-ip  value   § Can be a pattern list.
Connect:client-ip  value
client-ip  value
 
milter-spamc-Connect:[client-ip]  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-Connect:client-domain  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-Connect:  value   § Can be a pattern list.
Connect:[client-ip] value
Connect:client-domain value
[client-ip] value
client-domain value
 
All mail sent by a connecting client-ip, unresolved client-ip address or IP addresses that resolve to a client-domain are black or white-listed. These allows you to white-list your network for mail sent internally and off-site, or connections from outside networks. Note that Sendmail also has special semantics for Connect: and untagged forms.
 
milter-spamc-From:sender-address  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-From:sender-domain  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-From:sender@  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-From:  value   § Can be a pattern list.
From:sender-address value
From:sender-domain value
From:sender@ value
sender-address value
sender-domain value
sender@ value
 
All mail from the sender-address, sender-domain, or that begins with sender is black or white-listed. In the case of a +detailed email address, the left hand side of the +detail is used for the sender@ lookup. Note that Sendmail also has special semantics for From: and untagged forms.
 
milter-spamc-Auth:auth_authenvalue   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-Auth:value   § Can be a pattern list.
 
All mail from the authenticated sender, as given by sendmail's {auth_authen} macro, is black or white-listed. The string searched by the pattern list will be the sender-address. The empty form of milter-spamc-Auth: allows for a milter specific default only when {auth_authen} is defined.
 
milter-spamc-To:recipient-address  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-To:recipient-domain  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-To:recipient@  value   § Can be a pattern list.
milter-spamc-To:  value   § Can be a pattern list.
Spam:recipient-address value   * (FRIEND or HATER are recognised)
Spam:recipient-domain value   * (FRIEND or HATER are recognised)
Spam:recipient@ value   * (FRIEND or HATER are recognised)
To:recipient-address value
To:recipient-domain value
To:recipient@ value
recipient-address value
recipient-domain value
recipient@ value
 
All mail to the recipient-address, recipient-domain, or that begins with recipient is black or white-listed. In the case of a +detailed email address, the left hand side of the +detail is used for the recipient@ lookup. Note that Sendmail also has special semantics for Spam:, To:, and untagged forms.
 

The milter-spamc-Connect:, milter-spamc-From:, and milter-spamc-To: tags provide a milter specific means to override the Sendmail variants. For example, you normally white list your local network through any and all milters, but on the odd occasion you might want to actually scan mail from inside going out, without removing the Connect: tag that allows Sendmail to relay for your network or white listing for other milters. So for example if you have Sendmail tags like:

To:mx.example.comRELAY

You might have to add milter specific overrides in order to make sure the mail still gets filtered:

To:mx.example.comRELAY
milter-spamc-To:mx.example.comSKIP

Some additional examples:

milter-spamc-Connect:80.94 [80.94.96.0/20]OK  REJECT
 
Accept connections from the netblock 80.94.96.0/20 (80.94.96.0 through to 80.94.111.255) and rejecting anything else in 80.94.0.0/16.
 
milter-spamc-Connect:192.0.2 /^192\.0\.2\.8[0-9]/OK  REJECT
 
Accept connections from 192.0.2.80 through to 192.0.2.89, reject everything else in 192.0.2.0/24.
 
milter-spamc-From:example.com /^john@.+/OK  /^fred\+.*@.*/OK  REJECT
 
Accept mail from <john@example.com> and <fred@example.com> when fred's address contains a plus-detail in the address. Reject everything else from example.com.
 
milter-spamc-To:example.net !*+*@*!REJECT  !*.smith@*!REJECT  /^[0-9].*/REJECT
 
Reject mail to example.net using a plus-detail address or to any user who's last name is "smith" or addresses starting with a digit. No default given, so B/W processing would continue.
 

Normally when the access.db lookup matches a milter tag, then the value pattern list is processed and there are no further access.db lookups. The NEXT action allows the access.db lookups to resume and is effectively the opposite of SKIP. Consider the following examples:

milter-spamc-From:com
From:com
/@com/REJECT  NEXT
OK
 
Reject mail from places like compaq.com or com.com if the pattern matches, but resume the access.db lookups otherwise.
 
milter-spamc-From:aol.com  
From:fred@aol.com  
/^[a-zA-Z0-9!#$&'*+=?^_`{|}~.-]{3,16}@aol.com$/NEXT  REJECT
OK
 
AOL local parts are between 3 and 16 characters long and can contain dots and RFC 2822 atext characters except % and /. The NEXT used above allows one simple regex to validate the format of the address and proceed to lookup white listed and/or black listed addresses.
 
+daemon
Start as a background daemon or foreground application.
-discard-low-precedence
Discard instead of reject if Precedence is `list' or lower.
extra-discard=-1
If the spam score returned by spamd exceeds the threshold required_hits by this many points, then discard the message. If the score is less than threshold + extra-discard, the message will be tagged or rejected depending on the value of extra-reject. Specify -1 to disable discards; 0 to discard all spam.
extra-reject=-1
If the spam score returned by spamd exceeds the threshold required_hits by this many points, then reject the message. If the score is less than threshold + extra-reject, then message will be tagged. Specify -1 to disable rejections and perform subject tagging only; 0 to reject all spam.
file=/etc/mail/milter-spamc.cf
Read the option file before command line options. This option is set by default. To disable the use of an option file, simply say file=''
-help or +help
Write the option summary to standard output and exit. The output is suitable for use as an option file.
-is-gateway
The server is a mail gateway. If the {rcpt_host} macro passed by Sendmail is an address-literal that is a local-use IP address defined by RFC 3330 or 3513 (10.0.0.0/8, 169.254.0.0/16, 172.16.0.0/12, 192.168.0.0/24, FE80::0/10 FEC0::0/10), then spamd is given the local-part before the at-sign (@) to select spamd user preferences. See also no-user-config.
mail-archive=
Copy all mail, whether spam or not, to the given email address for archiving.
mail-format=
When mail-policy=redirect and all the recipients are local accounts, then each email address is reformated according to the format string. If some or none of the recipients are local, then mail is instead redirected to mail-spam address. See additional commentary.

A format-path string comprises of literal characters and percent-sign (%) prefixed format characters:

%%A literal percent-sign (%)
%AThe original address, equivalent of %T%P@%D.
%DThe domain name portion.
%LThe left-hand-side of a plus-detailed address or the local part.
%PThe local-part. If %R is not empty then "%L+%R" else "%L".
%RThe right-hand-side of a plus-detailed address or the empty string.
%SThe source-route, ie "@A,@B,@C", or the empty string.
%TIf %S is not empty, then "%S:" else the empty string.

Some examples:

AddressFormatResult
user@example.com %T%P@%D user@example.com
user+detail@example.com%P@%Duser+detail@example.com
user+detail@example.com%L+bulk@%Duser+bulk@example.com
user+detail@example.combulk+%L@%Dbulk+user@example.com
user+detail@example.combulk+%R@%Dbulk+detail@example.com
user+detail@example.com%P@bulk.%Duser+detail@bulk.example.com
@A,@B:user@example.com%T%P@bulk.%D@A,@B:user@bulk.example.com

Note +detailed local-parts is a Sendmail convention supported by some 3rd party mail delivery software, such as procmail, Cyrus IMAP, maybe others. Therefore please make sure your delivery agent understands this technique before using a +detailed local-part. You will require the FEATURE(`preserve_local_plus_detail') be specified in your sendmail.mc file to enable it. See The Bat Book 3ed, § 4.8.35, § 12.4.4.

mail-ham=
Copy good clean mail to the given mail address.
mail-spam=
This is the email address of a spam collection box. See mail-policy.
mail-policy=none
This policy specifies what to do with junk mail that is not going to be rejected or discarded. Specify one of none, copy, or redirect. The mail-spam address will then be used.
max-untrusted=-1
This option limits the number of untrusted (not white-listed) recipients that can be specified for any one message. When this limit is exceeded, all further recipients will be rejected. Specify -1 to disable (ie. no limit).
milter-socket=unix:/var/run/milter/milter-spamc.socket
A socket specifier used to communicate between Sendmail and milter-spamc. Typically a unix named socket or a host:port. This value must match the value specified for the INPUT_MAIL_FILTER() macro in the sendmail.mc file. The accepted syntax is:
{unix|local}:/path/to/file
A named pipe. (default)
inet:port@{hostname|ip-address}
An IPV4 socket.
inet6:port@{hostname|ip-address}
An IPV6 socket.
milter-timeout=7210
The sendmail/milter I/O timeout in seconds.
-no-user-config
Disable spamd user configurations and always use the default spamd-user.
pid-file=/var/run/milter/milter-spamc.pid
The file path of where to save the process-id.
-quit or +quit
Quit an already running instance of the milter and exit. This is equivalent to: kill -QUIT `cat /var/run/milter/milter-spamc.pid`
-restart or +restart
Terminate an already running instance of the milter before starting.
run-group=milter
The process runtime group name to be used when started by root.
run-user=milter
The process runtime user name to be used when started by root.
spamd-command=REPORT
Specify one of CHECK, REPORT_IFSPAM, or REPORT to check the message for spam and never generate a report, generate a report if spam, or always generate a report respectively. When the report is generated, then the X-Spam-Report: header is added to the message with the contents of the report.
spamd-max-size=64
The maximum number of kilobytes to pass to spamd. The default is one body chunk, typically 64KB. Specify 0 for unlimited. For efficiency, normally only the first body chunk is passed, however some sites might prefer more accuracy instead of speed.
spamd-socket=127.0.0.1,783
The unix domain socket or internet host[,port] of the spamd server. Note when a unix domain socket is given, then it must be read/write by both spamd and milter-spamc.
spamd-timeout=120
The milter/spamd I/O timeout in seconds; 0 for indefinite.
spamd-user=
The default user account used for message processing by spamd when no local user account can be determined or if there is more than one recipient.
subject-tag=[SPAM]
Subject tag prefix for invalid messages. To disable the subject tag specify: subject-tag=''.
-subject-tag-score
Append the score and threshold to the subject tag prefix for spam messages. See subject-tag.
verbose=info
A comma separated list of how much detail to write to the mail log. Those mark with § have meaning for this milter.
§ all All messages
§ 0 Log nothing.
§ info General info messages. (default)
§ trace Trace progress through the milter.
§ parse Details from parsing addresses or special strings.
§ debug Lots of debug messages.
§ dialog I/O from Communications dialog
  state State transitions of message body scanner.
  dns Trace & debug of DNS operations
  cache Cache get/put/gc operations.
§ database Sendmail database lookups.
§ socket-fd Socket open & close calls
§ socket-all All socket operations & I/O
§ libmilter libmilter engine diagnostics
work-dir=/var/tmp
The working directory of the process. Normally serves no purpose unless the kernel option that permits daemon process core dumps is set.

SMTP Responses

This is the list of possible SMTP responses generated by milter-spamc.

550 5.7.1 message was identified as junk mail
When the extra-reject is used, this response is returned as the final result after the message content, if the message is identified as spam.
553 5.1.0 imbalanced angle brackets in path
The path given for a MAIL or RCPT command is missing a closing angle bracket
553 5.1.0 address does not conform to RFC 2821 syntax
The address is missing the angle brackets, < and >, as required by the RFC grammar.
553 5.1.0 local-part too long
The stuff before the @ is too long.
553 5.1.[37] invalid local part
The stuff before the @ sign contains unacceptable characters.
553 5.1.0 domain name too long
The stuff after the @ is too long.
553 5.1.7 address incomplete
Expecting a domain.tld after the @ sign and found none.
553 5.1.[37] invalid domain name
The domain after the @ sign contains unacceptable characters.
452 4.5.3 too many untrusted recipients
The number of untrusted recipients was reached. See max-untrusted.

Installation

  1. Download:

    milter-spamc/1.15 md5sum Change Log
    LibSnert md5sum Change Log
    Sendmail 8.14   http://www.sendmail.org/
    Berkeley DB   http://www.sleepycat.com/
  2. In order to support B/W lists milter-spamc requires Berkeley DB 3 or better. If you do not require support for Sendmail's access database, skip this step.

    1. You should build and install Berkeley DB library first, if you do not already have it. Please read the Berkeley DB documentation on how to build the library. Briefly, it should be something like this:

      cd (path to)/db-4.3.27/build_unix
      ../dist/configure
      make
      make install
      

      If your system is Linux and you install Berkeley DB in the default, non- standard, location then you must remember to update /etc/ld.so.conf and run ldconfig. You can change the default install location by specifying the ../dist/configure option --prefix=/usr/local for example.

    2. Note that Sendmail will probably have to be rebuilt to use Berkeley DB, especially if the library was never installed and/or Sendmail was built against an older version of Berkeley DB. Please see the Sendmail documentation as to how this is done. The following is a brief outline, however be sure to read devtools/README, devtools/Site/README, and "Using Berkeley DB with Sendmail" for details on how to configure the Sendmail build process. Outline of steps

      cd (path to)/sendmail-8.14.0
      vi devtools/Site/site.config.m4
      sh Build -c
      sh Build install
      
  3. If you have never built a milter for Sendmail, then please make sure that you build and install libmilter, which is not built by default when you build Sendmail. Please read the libmilter documentation. Briefly, it should be something like this:

    cd (path to)/sendmail-8.14.0/libmilter
    sh Build -c install
    
  4. The build process for libsnert and milter-spamc is pretty straight forward once you have libmilter installed:

    cd (path to)/com/snert/src/lib
    ./configure --without-sqlite3
    make build
    cd ../milter-spamc
    ./configure
    make build
    make install
    

    SQLite support is not required in SnertSoft milters that do not use a cache. If you have compiled LibSnert for a mix of SnertSoft milters, some that require a cache, then you can build them all with the SQLite support. Will not hurt, just produce larger binaries in those that do not need it.

    Both configuration scripts have some options that allow you to override defaults. Those options are listed with:

    ./configure --help
    
  5. An example ${prefix}/share/examples/milter-spamc/milter-spamc.mc is supplied. This file should be reviewed and the necessary elements inserted into your Sendmail .mc file and sendmail.cf rebuilt. Please note the comments on the general milter flags.

    
    
  6. Once installed and configured, start milter-spamc and then restart Sendmail. An example startup script is provided in ${prefix}/share/examples/milter-spamc/milter-spamc.sh. The default options can be altered by specifying them on the command-line or within a /etc/mail/milter-spamc.cf. The milter-spamc.cf is parsed first followed by the command-line options.

Notes

  • Currently tested platforms:

    Cobalt Qube 1 with Linux RH 5.1 (mips 2.0.34 kernel); Linux RH 5.1 (Intel x386 2.2.25 kernel); FreeBSD 4.8, 4.9 (Intel x386); OpenBSD 3.6 (Intel x386)
  • Why another SpamAssassin milter?

    1. Having written milter-sender I wanted to learn about some of the other aspects of Sendmail libmilter.
    2. I wasn't happy with any of the other milters that interface with SpamAssasin and felt I could do it better in C.
    3. I wanted something else to write about on http://www.milter.org/.
    4. Had nothing better to do over a weekend.
    5. All of the above.
  • Remember that the SpamAssassin spamd daemon must be running for this milter to function. If you see "Socket write error: connection refused" in the logs, then make sure spamd is running.

  • When using mail-format, you should place the local host and your local network in the access database. For example:

    Connect:127.0.0.1		OK
    Connect:192.168.1		OK
    
  • Further commentary about extra-discard and extra-reject. Consider:

    extra-reject=10
    extra-discard=25
    mail-policy=copy
    mail-spam=spambox@my.domain.example
    
    required_hits <= score < required_hits + extra_reject
    Tag the subject and send a copy to spambox@my.domain.example.
    required_hits + extra_reject <= score < required_hits + extra_discard
    Send rejection to client and retain nothing. This allows a server to notify the sender immediately that there was a problem and avoid cluttering the spambox for messages that are clearly way above required_hits.
    required_hits + extra_discard <= score  
    Accept the message only to erase it after with no notice given to the sender. When the score is that much higher, don't even bother rejecting, cause the sender probably doesn't care. Just chuck it out. Using extra-reject is preferable, because there is some sort of trace and acknowledgement of the message. Using extra-discard only leaves a trace in the mail logs.
  • The mail-format option can only redirect to individual mail folders when the entire recipient list is local. Otherwise send to the system spam box for processing.

    The reason for this restriction is that +detail information is site specific: its a Sendmail convention and not defined in any RFC. So adding this information into outbound mail is useless, since you can't be sure how it will be interpreted at the receiving end. So when the mail is to be sent to a mix of local and outbound addresses, then the question is what to do with the outbound recipient addresses:

    1. Drop addresses that can't be transformed; not ideal since local recipients will receive the message in a spam folder and other off-site recipients won't recieve it at all.
    2. Forward to the system collection box; this is more in line with normal behaviour of the milter and allows the postmaster to white-list or retrain SpamAssassin.
    3. Reject the whole message outright; this is a nice choice, since the sender gets immediate feedback that there is a problem, but not so easy to retrain SpamAssassin.
    4. Don't scan outbound mail; this involves determining whether the sender is truly a local user (login account, access database, aliases database, virtual user box).
  • The minimum desired file ownership and permissions are as follows for a typical Linux system. For FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD the binary and cache locations may differ, but have the same permissions.

    Process user ``milter'' is primary member of group ``milter'' and secondary member of group ``smmsp''. Note that the milter should be started as root, so that it can create a .pid file and .socket file in /var/run; after which it will switch process ownership to milter:milter before starting the accept socket thread.

    /etc/mail/root:smmsp0750 drwxr-x---
    /etc/mail/access.dbroot:smmsp0640 -rw-r-----
    /etc/mail/sendmail.cfroot:smmsp0640 -rw-r-----
    /etc/mail/milter-spamc.cfroot:root0644 -rw-r--r--
    /var/run/milter/milter-spamc.pidmilter:milter0644 -rw-r--r--
    /var/run/milter/milter-spamc.socketmilter:milter0644 srw-r--r--
    /var/db/milter-spamcmilter:milter0644 -rw-r--r-- (*BSD)
    /var/cache/milter-spamcmilter:milter0644 -rw-r--r-- (linux)
    /usr/local/libexec/milter-spamcroot:milter0550 -r-xr-x---
  • I would like to express my thanks to Derek Balling for his support at http://www.milter.org/.

User Feeback

Emmanuel Dreyfus
It's worth telling when things works: milter-spamc works very well. Much better than spamass-milter, which had the bad habit of getting SIGSEGV after a while.
Jose Carlos da Silva
I would like to thank you for providing such a great product. milter-spamc and SpamAssassin have helped manage spam significantly on my web server.
April Lorenzen
Anthony Howe did a clean and highly professional installation of milter-spamc and Spam Assassin on our sendmail server. He was on time, under budget, and provided concise and clear operating instructions. The whole installation was accomplished remotely by SSH, "from the source." Since then milter-spamc has performed flawlessly. It allowed us to quickly gain the benefits of Spam Assassin on our sendmail inbound gateway.
Derek Balling
...easy to use, not a resource hog like spamass-milter was.
Will Tatam
my congratulations, this appears a much more configureable milter than spamass-milter where i couldn't even get version 0.2 to work so had to stick with version 0.1
Joe Rhodes
I just wanted to take a moment and say thanks for writing your Sendmail/SpamAssassin milter. It seriously kicks ass!

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