IMAP and Outlook Spam training

Revision as of 10:23, 6 March 2008 by Padraig (talk | contribs)

IMAP/Outlook move to junk doesn't train anti-spam - It seems that when you move a mail to junk folder on IMAP client (like Thunderbird) anti-spam filter on MTA does not use that mail as a spam example for training... See

Here is a bash script created from the comments against this bug. I have tested it on our system and it appears to work OK. Feel free to contribute and enhance! Full credit for this script is due to and who wrote the bits which I just pasted together!


wikiuser=`zmprov getConfig zimbraNotebookAccount | cut -d ' ' -f 2`;
hamuser=`zmprov getConfig zimbraSpamIsNotSpamAccount | cut -d ' ' -f 2`;
spamuser=`zmprov getConfig zimbraSpamIsSpamAccount | cut -d ' ' -f 2`;

users=`zmprov getAllAccounts | grep -v -e $wikiuser -e $hamuser -e $spamuser`;

for zuser in $users
echo "Train spam for $zuser"
/opt/zimbra/bin/zmtrainsa $zuser spam junk

echo "Zimbra spam training complete"

To install, save the above script as '', copy to /opt/zimbra/ on your Zimbra server. Set ownership and make executable:

[root@mail ~]# chmod +x /opt/zimbra/
[root@mail ~]# chown zimbra:zimbra /opt/zimbra/

And then create this crontab entry, /etc/crontab

#Learn more spam 6am daily
0 6 * * * zimbra /opt/zimbra/ > /dev/null 2>&1

That should be it :)

> Full credit for this script is due to and ... Yes but is based on a script idea originally submitted here : !

Jump to: navigation, search