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    Master Untangler u3b3rg33k's Avatar
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    Default [SPAM][SPAM] tagging in subject

    Some of my spam mail is labelled [SPAM][SPAM] instead of just [SPAM]. Is there a reason it's being filtered twice? Do I have a compromised machine, or is it just filtering it again on retrieval?

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    One thought... Are you filtering email outbound? Could it be that messages are being marked comming and going?
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    Yes, it is. So is it retagging messages already marked as spam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post
    Yes, it is. So is it retagging messages already marked as spam?
    Yes I think so. I have my mail set to quarantine and send a digest message. What happens to me is that a new quarantine is created for the destination address, the outbound mail is quaratined and the destination address is sent a quarantine message. I would rather my user's quarantine be used and the digest be sent to my user. Sending mail marked as spam to a customer looks bad in my opinion let alone sending them a digest message they cant use. External access to the quaratine can be configured but I don't want to open that access especially for unknown users.

    I have been told by some on this forum that Untangle was not designed with outbound filtering in mind. Untangle by default is set to not quaratine outbound mail. I am told this should be indication enough that it should not be used? I don't agree with that statement. If Untangle was not designed for it then remove the option or more clearly state the behavior as normal.

    Here is a link to the thread I mentioned...
    http://forums.untangle.com/spam-bloc...ine-issue.html
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    Quarantining outbound mail would be a pain. Who would be responsible for checking it? if it was a spoofed address, it would just sit there indefinitely (until it was cleared out).

    If you sent an email that got quarantined and the admin didn't release it for a few days, it'd get annoying quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k View Post
    Quarantining outbound mail would be a pain. Who would be responsible for checking it? if it was a spoofed address, it would just sit there indefinitely (until it was cleared out).

    If you sent an email that got quarantined and the admin didn't release it for a few days, it'd get annoying quickly.
    Agreed but I liked using it mainly becasue the outbound mail was logged so I could easily see if and when the email left my mail server. Since it is outside the mail server there was no question. I almost never have an issue with outbound spam. If I did get a user that started sending spam through my mail server it would be nice to have a filter in place to protect the company reputation.

    Outbound smtp from sources other than my mail server are blocked so the risk for me is minimal. For those without a mail server on thier own network the risk is greater.
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