#31 whitelist before ignorelist lets spam in


Let me explain why I think ignorelist and blacklist
should be checked before whitelist: In my university I
often receive mail from people I don't know (clerks,
other teachers, students, etc.) that should be
delivered ASAP. That's why I whitelist the entire
university domain. Nevertheless, some spammers send
email using also the university domain. Previously, I
catched their first try and blacklisted them, but now
(2.4.1) I can't do that anymore.

Maybe the order should be configurable.



  • Freb Bueno

    Freb Bueno - 2005-02-14

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    Sorry, but I stronly agree with the current checking order, as
    it gives me much more space to risk generic words in the form
    of 'subject' entries [in the ignore list]. If I have this list
    checked first, I'll have to be much more careful.

    I'll give you a good exaple, fully compatible with your
    University life (oh those sweet days). Let's say you have
    ignore being checked first and you include an entry
    like "subject sex" in the ignore list. Then, that sweet blond
    you're stalking for months decides to tease you with the
    message subject "Sex, how about it?" Well, there goes a
    message you'll never read...

  • Dave

    Dave - 2006-01-01

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    OK, I did the hard part. I put a line in my .askrc file
    which reads:
    rc_check_whitelist_last = true

    Now someone else needs to make the scripts actually do
    something differently because of it


    Hey Paga - Happy New Year!!!


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