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How do the DreamHost mail filters actually work?
Whenever you set up a mail filter on a mailbox hosted with us through our web panel, you trigger our system to generate for you a custom procmail set up for you. If you already know about procmail and are using it on your mailbox/user, our web-panel mail filters will not work!

When you add the Razor filter to a mailbox, the following is added to the generated .procmailrc:

# filter 0 - first tag message with razor
:0 Wc
| razor-check

# filter 0
:0 Wa
.dh-spam/
So, if you want, you can actually set up razor on a mailbox without using our web interface to do it. But you've got to already know what you're doing with procmail!

Last updated: Apr 02, 2003.

User Post (2005-10-12 13:26:31 by sabrejack)
This is correct. Razor filtering was discontinued when we added a full managable junk mail filter to the DreamHost panel. If you have an account, this link should take you there.

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=mail.junk
User Post (2005-03-20 17:16:34 by dischead)
According to notes elsewhere in the Knowledge Base, Razor is no longer supported by DreamHost.