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Options Available in the Rules Box
- From — Address from which the message was sent.
- Subject — The subject line of the message.
- To — Address to which the message was sent.
- Reply Address — Address to which the reply will be sent.
- Body — Body, or content area of the message.
- Any Header — A header of the message.
- Any recipient — A recipient of the message.
- Has not been previously delivered — Affects messages still in queue for delivery.
- is an error message — Affects error messages received from an auto-response system.
- Spam Status — The status SpamAssassin has conferred on the message; it begins with either “Yes” or “No.”
- Spam Bar — The content of the Spam Bar header that SpamAssassin has generated for this message. This header contains plus (+) signs to denote the likelihood that the message is spam; more plus signs means the message is more likely spam.
Spam Score — The overall spam score that is assigned to the message by SpamAssassin, expressed in digits.
Operators Available in the Rules Box
- equals — Exactly matches the string you define below.
- matches regex — Matches a regular expression defined below.
- contains — Contains the string you define.
- does not contain — Does not contain the string you define.
- begins with — Begins with the string you define.
- ends with — Ends with the string you define.
- does not begin — Does not begin with the string you define.
- does not end with — Does not end with the string you define.
does not match — Is not equal to the string you define.
The following options are only applicable when the Spam Score option is selected.
- is above (#s only) — Scores greater than the number you define will be subject to the action.
- is not above (#s only) — All scores equal to or less than the defined number will be subject to the action.
- is below (#s only) — All scores below the defined number will be subject to the action.
- is not below (#s only) — All scores greater than or equal to the specified number will be subject to the action.
- Discard Message — Destroys the incoming message with no failure notice.
- Redirect to email — Redirects the message to another email address that you specify.
- Fail with message — Discards the message and automatically returns a specified failure notice to the sender.
- Stop Processing Rules — Skips all filter rules.
- Deliver to folder — Deposits the message into a specified folder.
- Pipe to a program — Sends the incoming message to a program you have specified.
How to use the Pipe to Program Option
When you use the pipe to program option, enter a path relative to your home directory. For example, if your username is
juan, and your script is in your home directory at
/home/juan/script.pl, you would enter the following path in the Pipe to a Program box:
To ensure the script will work, the script must be executable. The hashbang line must also exist at the top of the script
- If you use PHP, this should be the hashbang line at the top of the script:
- If you use Perl, this should be the hashbang line at the top of the script:
If you use PHP, ensure that your code is appropriately wrapped in start and end tags.
Make sure that your script uses the proper file permissions (
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