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forwarded mail not filtered by SpamAssassin (Cpanel 11)

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by jamesbond, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. jamesbond

    jamesbond Well-Known Member

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    I (finally) upgraded to Cpanel 11 today. All went fine, except for one thing.

    I have several forwarders set up on different domains which forward to my mail account on my main domain (all domains reside on the same server). I noticed mail coming through those different domains are not filtered by SpamAssassin anymore.

    So for example:

    SpamAssassin is enabled on domain1.com, it is not enabled on domain2.com or domain3.com

    Forwarders:
    info@domain2.com -> info@domain1.com
    info@domain3.com -> info@domain1.com

    The mail coming in on info@domain1.com through info@domain2.com or info@domain3.com is not being filtered by SpamAssassin. Up till Cpanel 10 I didn't have this issue.

    Has something changed here?
     
    #1 jamesbond, Jan 17, 2008
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  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    In cPanel 11, the implementation of SpamAssassin changed from a transport-based system to an ACL-based system to be more efficient. As a result, mail sent to an account on the same server is not scanned by SpamAssassin (SA).

    External Server -> domain3, domain3 has SA disabled so the mail is not scanned for spam
    domain3 -> domain1 (same server), since same server, the mail is not scanned for spam

    You can re-enable the old transport system by going to WHM -> Service Configuration -> Exim Configuration Editor.
     
  3. jamesbond

    jamesbond Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the explanation David. Not sure I want to go back to the old configuration. Apart from this issue, I prefer the new setup.

    Would simply enabling SA on the other domains (with the forwarders) solve the issue?
    Or would I have to set up a pop-account along with each forwarder, in order to have SA scan the incoming mail?
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    I believe setting up SpamAssassin on the domain that initially receives the email should resolve the particular issue you are experiencing.
     
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