[ingo] Better Ingo default rules

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Tue Dec 9 10:19:01 UTC 2014

Zitat von Daniel Vollbrecht <d.vollbrecht at scram.de>:

> Hi all,
> so far I used to customize the Ingo standard rules with  
> $_prefs['rules']. In the current version, I couldn't succeed in  
> doing so yet. Maybe somewhere it is documented what exactly the  
> string like "i:1;a:3" means...? The current version seems to ignore  
> my previously working string.

It's a serialized PHP array: http://php.net/serialize

> Moreover, I noticed that the default rule order of a fresh  
> installation doesn't make much sense:
> whitelist, blacklist, vacation, forwarding, spam
> In particular, spam should be handled no later than after the  
> blacklist and at least before vacation and forwarding. Who wants to  
> forward all the spam and reply to them with an absent note  
> (concerning the keyword 'backscatter')?
> So first all spam related rules (white-/blacklist, spam) and then  
> ham related rules (vacation, forwarding).

Yes, makes sense. Forwarding may be debatable, at least for the  
forward-all use case. Though in this case you only need one single  
rule anyway.

> Is there any deeper sense for that or would my proposal to ship ingo  
> with improved defaults be worth to be considered?


> How can I adjust these rules to my desired order? 95% of my mail  
> users don't know about those things and thus don't touch anything  
> except setting spam filtering active. Therefore, I would be happy to  
> have meaningful out of the box settings.

$_prefs['rules'] from above.

Jan Schneider
The Horde Project

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