m.sapsed at BANGOR.AC.UK
Wed Feb 6 10:43:43 GMT 2002
Quentin et al,
Quentin Campbell wrote:
> If you look at the README file that comes with SpamAssassin it explains
> that several tests in the SpamAssassin configuration file are turned
> off by default. These tests include the MAPS RBL, RSS and DUL stuff.
> They are disabled by having a score of zero in the
> /usr/local/share/spamassassin/50_scores.cf file we have at our site.
Ah yes, the README file - doh! Mega apologies for disturbing people...
While we on the scores, do any of you tweak the SA default scores? There
appear to be some things which SA gives only a point or 2 to but which I
would have thought would be a dead giveaway for spam? I guess they've
worked most out from lots more experience than I have though...
> You can disable other SpamAssassin tests by putting a "#" symbol at the
> start of the line in the appropriate SpamAssassin configuration file
> thus turning the test into a comment.
Julian mentioned the obvious line in the prefs file too...
> Note, however, that UK academic sites have free access to the JANET
> negotiated RBL+ facility at rbl-plus.mail-abuse.ja.net. It is this site
> that I have specified on the "Spam List = MAPS-RBL+" line in
I noticed that I had got the Janet one commented - must have missed that in
> The MAPS-RBL+ test in MailScanner is working for us and any spam
> detected this way by MailScanner has the header
> "X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: MAPS-RBL+" inserted. I look for this header in
> my personal mail filter and detect 3-6 spam messages a day.
Will see if I get anymore that way.
BTW, if MailScanner gets a hit from spamassassin does it skip its own RBL
checks or does it do them in parallel or anyway or something?
> I hope this is of some assistance.
indeed - thanks
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