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Spamassasin doesn't work for email alias

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by damon, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. damon

    damon Guest

    On 9.01 on an email with Spamassasin set, emails addressed to the alias is not scanned, so lots of spam getting through. The main email is scanned properly and has the SA headers, but email addressed to the alias doesn't have the headers.
  2. damon

    damon Guest

    No one else is seeing this problem?

    Spam is really ruining my day since most domains have webmaster and postmaster (and others) setup as alias's. Now all the spam email that get addressed to those flow on through with no spam check.
  3. damon

    damon Guest

    Wow, these forums are really dead since the change to moderated posts.

    Or am I really the only one with the email alias problem? I've seen a couple of posts about problems with domain alias, maybe these are related bugs?
  4. BuGoFf

    BuGoFf Guest

    Did you ever manage to get this back working?

  5. damon

    damon Guest

    I never got any answer, no support here at all.

    On the Spamassassin support site it is evident that SA doesn't look at email alias. Something changed between 8.6 and 9.0 plesk on how they handled alias. Because it used to work and now it doesn't.

    I had to change all the alias emails to redirects. Redirects (email forwards) are checked by SA while alias emails are not. This needs to be added to the plesk FAQ and docs, but since no one from P cares, it probably won't be.

    I suspect it was changed because redirects count as email accounts, while aliases don't, so they make more money on licenses
  6. danliker

    danliker Silver Pleskian Plesk Certified Professional

    Feb 15, 2006
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    i had a ticket on this in the past.

    the answer was:

    i am on debian paths maybe differ on other os ...