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DSpam README (3.6.7) Section 5. Aliases
DSpamWiki Section Reporting Mistakes


DSpam must be notified of classification mistakes. There are several methods to do this. This article will cover the "Forwarding Method". When you receive a SPAM Message in your InBox you can forward the message back to DSpam for reclassification. You must forward the mail as an attachment. Inline forwarding will not work! This article will focus specifically on my implementation which uses Postfix Virtual Users stored in a MySQL database.


You will need to create the following pipe in your

# DSpam-Retrain
dspam-retrain   unix    -       n       n       -       10      pipe
  flags=Ru user=dspam argv=/usr/local/bin/dspam --user ValidUser --class=$nexthop --source=error
# ====================================================================

$nexthop = a variable passed by the transport. Leave it as $nexthop
ValidUser = any dspam account that has preferences setup. For example: [email protected]


You will need to map your transports to MySQL.

transport_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/ contains:

user = root
password = ****
hosts = localhost
dbname = mail
query = SELECT transport FROM mail.transport WHERE domain='%s'

Creating the Transport Table

This step assumes you know how to create tables and add records to a MySQL Database. If you don't the MySQL Online Documentation is very helpful.

Login to the Mail database with your favorite MySQL Client. From Command Line:

mysql -u root -p mail

-u = user with appropriate permissions
-p = Prompt for Password
mail = Database you want to connect to

Creating the table

CREATE TABLE `transport` (
  `domain` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  `transport` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`domain`)

Adding the Transport Records

INSERT INTO transport (domain,transport) VALUES("[email protected]","dspam-retrain:spam");
INSERT INTO transport (domain,transport) VALUES("[email protected]","dspam-retrain:innocent");

The transport = PIPE-NAME:$nexthop
In this case the PIPE-NAME = 'dspam-retrain' as outlined in the step.
and the $nexthop variable which is passed to the PIPE = 'spam' or 'innocent'

Creating the Global SPAM and HAM Aliases

For 'Forward Training' to work you have to create a legitimate virtual account and aliases for [email protected] and [email protected] otherwise postfix will be unable to deliver the message because it can't find the recipient.