[Bug 176902] whitelist_from doesn't work.

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Summary: whitelist_from doesn't work.


------- Additional Comments From jm at jmason.org  2006-01-04 19:02 EST -------
something else is up. 

: exit=0 Wed Jan  4 15:59:43 PST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/sa/b3_1_0
: jm 24...; cp ~/DL/user_prefs ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs
: exit=0 Wed Jan  4 15:59:50 PST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/sa/b3_1_0
: jm 25...; ./spamassassin -D -t < ~/DL/davem >o 2>o2
: exit=0 Wed Jan  4 16:00:14 PST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/sa/b3_1_0
: jm 26...; grep WHITELIST o
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-100.0 required=5.0 tests=USER_IN_WHITELIST
-100 USER_IN_WHITELIST      From: address is in the user's white-list
: exit=0 Wed Jan  4 16:00:17 PST 2006; cd /home/jm/ftp/sa/b3_1_0
: jm 27...;

in other words, a command-line invocation of the "spamassassin" script with that
user_prefs file, fired the USER_IN_WHITELIST rule just fine.

Possibilities I've seen before in this situation:

1. are you using "spamd"?   or amavisd, MailScanner, or other app that uses the
SA perl modules directly?  those latter apps all implement their own, separate
whitelisting systems.

2. could it be that the spamd server cannot read the user_prefs for some reason,
possibly because it's using a spamd command-line switch that causes it to setuid
to another uid ("-u") before it reads that user_prefs?

it might be worth posting the spamd command-line switches in use. 
(/etc/sysconfig/spamassassin iirc)

I think it's most likely #2, which matches what Sidney's thinking, too.

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