I'm not sure if SF is the good place for that, so sorry if it's not the case. I'm administrating a Debian server for our company's emails and I'm trying to have the emails flagged as spam by Spamassassin to go in a dedicated folder for each user (like Spam/ or Junk/) but I can't manage to do it. I already have Postfix and SpamAssassin running well (SA flags the spam emails in the subject field properly), but now I must set a Procmail filter to put them where I want.

Here is what I have : In my /etc/postfix/master.cf, I have a SA rule :

spamassassin unix -     n       n       -       -       pipe
    user=spamd argv=/usr/bin/spamc -f -e
    /usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -f ${sender} ${recipient}

I tried to add a rule for my spam filtering :

spamfilter    unix    -       n       n       -       -      pipe
  flags=Rq user=vmail argv=/usr/bin/procmail -Y -m /etc/postfix/procmail-spamassassin.rc

And my /etc/postfix/procmail-spamassassin.rc :


* ^X-Spam-Level: \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*

But it doesn't work and I can't understand why... I have no output in procmail.log so I can't figure how to debug that (my Postfix log doesn't give more). postfix reload seems to ignore my changes. I tried many others configurations, like having a mailbox_command in my main.cf to use Procmail, and it isn't better... For information, we use Postfix virtual mailboxes (mailboxes are stored in MySQL, not mapped with Unix accounts).

I know Procmail can run this way cause I have a similar vacation filter in my master.cf and It works :

vacation   unix    -       n       n       -       10      pipe
  flags=Rq user=vacation argv=/usr/bin/procmail -Y -m /etc/postfix/procmail-global-repondeur.rc ${sender} ${recipient}

Can you see what I did wrong ?

  • Wild guess, wrong permissions for the rc file? – tripleee Apr 25 '13 at 17:10

Why not just have the final mail destination be procmail? There's not need to set up a different transport. Look into the mailbox_command value in main.cf.


Did you add "spamfilter" in the "transport" table ?

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