sa-awl - examine and manipulate SpamAssassin's auto-whitelist db


   sa-awl [--clean] [--min n] [dbfile]


   Check or clean a SpamAssassin auto-whitelist (AWL) database file.

   The name of the file is specified after any options, as "dbfile".  The
   default is "$HOME/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist".


       Clean out infrequently-used AWL entries.  The "--min" switch can be
       used to select the threshold at which entries are kept or deleted.

   --min n
       Select the threshold at which entries are kept or deleted when
       "--clean" is used.  The default is 2, so entries that have only
       been seen once are deleted.


   The output looks like this:


   For example:

        0.0         (0.0/7)  --|ip=208.192
       21.8        (43.7/2)  --|ip=200.106

   "AVG" is the average score;  "TOTSCORE" is the total score of all mails
   seen so far;  "COUNT" is the number of messages seen from that sender;
   "EMAIL" is the sender's email address, and "IPBASE" is the AWL base IP

   AWL base IP address is a way to identify the sender's IP address they
   frequently send from, in an approximate way, but remaining hard for
   spammers to spoof.  The algorithm is as follows:

     - take the last Received header that contains a public IP address -- namely
       one which is not in private, unrouted IP space.

     - chop off the last two octets, assuming that the user may be in an ISP's
       dynamic address pool.


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