On the Friends - Settings page:
"Friends is applied after your Filters and after your Spam rules. Friends address list is applied after your Filters and before your Spamrules."
This is not the behavior I see, and that you confirm. Friends is applied BEFORE filters, not after, as implied above.
Currently running SurgeMail Version 7.3o4-4, so maybe this has been corrected in a more recent release.
On 11/25/19 12:33 PM, John Wilkes wrote:
> Thanks for the reply and explanation. The user had sent a message to the address, and it was automatically added to the user's friends list. The the user added a filter to reject messages from that address, but it didn't work. I then tried to globally block the domain, but that didn't work, either. Now I know why. :-)
> I removed the address from the user's friends list and disabled automatically adding outgoing addresses.
> On 11/25/19 12:07 PM, Support ChrisP wrote:
>> Indeed no, the friends list is an over-ride for almost all situations. This is very much intentional.
>> You can enforce a rule by using mfilter.rul to reject the message.
>> On Tuesday 26/11/2019 at 5:43 am, John Wilkes wrote:
>>> I added domain and global filter entries to reject messages from a domain, but incoming email from that domain is still delivered. The log file indicates that the email was accepted because the sender is on the recipient's "friends" list.
>>> Shouldn't a global or domain setting override an individual user's setting?
There are two ways of surviving: production or theft. Either you produce what you need, or you take it from someone else. You can, of course, get the government to take it from someone else and give it to you, but it's still theft, just with the government doing the dirty work for you. ~Paul Rosenberg