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Mail::SpamAssassin::PlUser:Contributed PerMail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::AWL(3pm)



NAME
       Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::AWL - Normalize scores via auto-whitelist

SYNOPSIS
       To try this out, add this or uncomment this line in init.pre:

         loadplugin     Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::AWL

       Use the supplied 60_awl.cf file (ie you don't have to do anything) or
       add these lines to a .cf file:

         header AWL             eval:check_from_in_auto_whitelist()
         describe AWL           From: address is in the auto white-list
         tflags AWL             userconf noautolearn
         priority AWL           1000

DESCRIPTION
       This plugin module provides support for the auto-whitelist.  It keeps
       track of the average SpamAssassin score for senders.  Senders are
       tracked using a combination of their From: address and their IP
       address.  It then uses that average score to reduce the variability in
       scoring from message to message and modifies the final score by pushing
       the result towards the historical average.  This improves the accuracy
       of filtering for most email.

TEMPLATE TAGS
       This plugin module adds the following "tags" that can be used as
       placeholders in certain options.  See "Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf" for
       more information on TEMPLATE TAGS.

        _AWL_             AWL modifier
        _AWLMEAN_         Mean score on which AWL modification is based
        _AWLCOUNT_        Number of messages on which AWL modification is based
        _AWLPRESCORE_     Score before AWL

USER PREFERENCES
       The following options can be used in both site-wide ("local.cf") and
       user-specific ("user_prefs") configuration files to customize how
       SpamAssassin handles incoming email messages.

       use_auto_whitelist ( 0 | 1 )       (default: 1)
           Whether to use auto-whitelists.  Auto-whitelists track the long-
           term average score for each sender and then shift the score of new
           messages toward that long-term average.  This can increase or
           decrease the score for messages, depending on the long-term
           behavior of the particular correspondent.

           For more information about the auto-whitelist system, please look
           at the the "Automatic Whitelist System" section of the README file.
           The auto-whitelist is not intended as a general-purpose replacement
           for static whitelist entries added to your config files.

           Note that certain tests are ignored when determining the final
           message score:

            - rules with tflags set to 'noautolearn'

       auto_whitelist_factor n  (default: 0.5, range [0..1])
           How much towards the long-term mean for the sender to regress a
           message.  Basically, the algorithm is to track the long-term mean
           score of messages for the sender ("mean"), and then once we have
           otherwise fully calculated the score for this message ("score"), we
           calculate the final score for the message as:

           "finalscore" = "score" +  ("mean" - "score") * "factor"

           So if "factor" = 0.5, then we'll move to half way between the
           calculated score and the mean.  If "factor" = 0.3, then we'll move
           about 1/3 of the way from the score toward the mean.  "factor" = 1
           means just use the long-term mean; "factor" = 0 mean just use the
           calculated score.

       user_awl_sql_override_username
           Used by the SQLBasedAddrList storage implementation.

           If this option is set the SQLBasedAddrList module will override the
           set username with the value given.  This can be useful for
           implementing global or group based auto-whitelist databases.

ADMINISTRATOR SETTINGS
       These settings differ from the ones above, in that they are considered
       'more privileged' -- even more than the ones in the PRIVILEGED SETTINGS
       section.  No matter what "allow_user_rules" is set to, these can never
       be set from a user's "user_prefs" file.

       auto_whitelist_factory module (default:
       Mail::SpamAssassin::DBBasedAddrList)
           Select alternative whitelist factory module.

       auto_whitelist_path /path/filename (default:
       ~/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist)
           This is the automatic-whitelist directory and filename.  By
           default, each user has their own whitelist database in their
           "~/.spamassassin" directory with mode 0700.  For system-wide
           SpamAssassin use, you may want to share this across all users,
           although that is not recommended.

       auto_whitelist_db_modules Module ...    (default: see below)
           What database modules should be used for the auto-whitelist storage
           database file.   The first named module that can be loaded from the
           perl include path will be used.  The format is:

             PreferredModuleName SecondBest ThirdBest ...

           ie. a space-separated list of perl module names.  The default is:

             DB_File GDBM_File SDBM_File

           NDBM_File is no longer supported, since it appears to have bugs
           that preclude its use for the AWL (see SpamAssassin bug 4353).

       auto_whitelist_file_mode      (default: 0600)
           The file mode bits used for the automatic-whitelist directory or
           file.

           Make sure you specify this using the 'x' mode bits set, as it may
           also be used to create directories.  However, if a file is created,
           the resulting file will not have any execute bits set (the umask is
           set to 111).

       user_awl_dsn DBI:databasetype:databasename:hostname:port
           Used by the SQLBasedAddrList storage implementation.

           This will set the DSN used to connect.  Example:
           "DBI:mysql:spamassassin:localhost"

       user_awl_sql_username username
           Used by the SQLBasedAddrList storage implementation.

           The authorized username to connect to the above DSN.

       user_awl_sql_password password
           Used by the SQLBasedAddrList storage implementation.

           The password for the database username, for the above DSN.

       user_awl_sql_table tablename
           Used by the SQLBasedAddrList storage implementation.

           The table user auto-whitelists are stored in, for the above DSN.



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