Block email forwarding spam with Rspamd
At Onlime GmbH we have a mail infrastructure that consists of 3 mail servers:
mx1 acts as primary MX server and provides SMTP as outgoing mail gateway for our customers.
mx2 acts as secondary MX and fallback incoming mailserver. Incoming email from
mx2 is forwarded to
mx1 which does spam/antivirus filtering with Rspamd. Finally, the 3rd mailserver which is simply called
We allow customers to set up email forwardings on their domains. A forwarding address could have another customer email address as destination, but could also directly or indirectly (through another forwarding) point to an external email address. Spam filtering is done on
mx1, but Rspamd actually just flags the email as ham/spam with a spam score and adds the
X-Spamd-Result header with all symbols. The actual action is done on the final mailserver
Spam box or discard it directly).
Automated Bayesian Spam/Ham Training with Rspamd
At Onlime GmbH we have migrated the mail infrastructure in Dec 2019 from good old Spamassassin to Rspamd which greatly improved spam filtering. Rspamd offers a nice way of Bayesian learning in Rspamd statistical module. You can feed emails through
rspamc learn_spam or
rspamc learn_ham for manual spam/ham training to improve Bayes hit rate.
In the past, we have only internally used Bayesian training. Wouldn't it be nice to let all customers help us improve the Bayes filter / hit rate? Without even asking them to do so?