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Everyone gets written to .spamassassin/auto-whitelist file

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Tritech, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Tritech

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    Hi,
    I'm seeing some strange behavior that perhaps you can suggest how to fix or at least explain.

    I have spamassassin enabled on a user account and a file is automatically being created named:
    ~/.spassassin/auto-whitelist

    This file seems to get populated with the e-mail addresses of everyone that ever mails TO this account (including ones which turn out to be spam... not sure if they were scored as spam, though). I do not want this behavior. It would be be fine if the e-mail addresses that I send things to get auto-whitelisted, but not the ones I receive... otherwise spamassassin quickly becomes ineffective.

    the only related directive I have in my user_prefs file is:
    whitelist_from *.edu
    But, as I said, every e-mail sender's address ends up in the auto-whitelist file.

    How can this be fixed, either at the user level or at the cPanel host level?

    Thanks!
    Andrew
     
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    How to turn off auto whitelist

    No one replied to my post... :(

    And I still do not have an explanation of this bogus problem :(

    But at least I can post a method to turn off the auto-whitelist that contains all the bogus e-mail addresses:

    end-users can include the following line in their
    ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs file:

    use_auto_whitelist 0

    and then they can delete the existing auto-whitelist file and it will not be recreated.
     
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