jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Feb 28 17:01:13 GMT 2002
At 16:43 28/02/2002, you wrote:
>I think the question was:
>What happens if the RBL check in mailscanner fails? Does MailScanner still
>call SpamAssassin? or is the message "tagged and sent on?"
It still does both checks. Some of my users only auto-filter mail that has
been tagged as spam by the RBL lists as they prefer to ignore the results
of SpamAssassin. This means I have to do all the checks.
Also, it won't make much difference to the speed, as a very small %-age of
mail in any batch of messages is caught by the RBL checks, so virtually all
the mail would still have to go through SpamAssassin anyway.
>I assume that once a message is tagged as SPAM, no further checks are
>performed. So by setting the RBL flag on or off in SpamAssassin shouldnt
>make a difference if MailScanner has already labeled the message as SPAM.
No. See above.
>Julian Field said:
> > At 16:35 28/02/2002, you wrote:
> >>Julian, if Mailscanner does an RBL check does it still pass the message
> >>off to SpamAssassin in which case it's checked again along with
> >>content? Or is it just tagged and send on? Our queues got really
> >>large last night and I've had to disable SA checking until they clear
> >>out. I was wondering if RBL checking was happening in both mailscanner
> >>and sa on the same message.
> > I have my SpamAssassin user_prefs file say
> > skip_rbl_checks 1
> > which fixes it.
> >>Also what is mailcanner using for the reverse dns lookups if it doesn't
> >>use net:dns module like SA does? Just wondering if the SA guys could
> >>use the same process and ditch net::dns.
> > I just use gethostbyname(). Seems fast in some tests I've been doing
> > this afternoon. I was thinking about starting to use Net::DNS (as it
> > can do DNS lookups in background), but the time taken to do it with
> > gethostbyname() just wasn't worth trying to optimise. The real delay
> > was all the processing the SpamAssassin does, not the DNS lookups.
> > --
> > Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
> > jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
> > Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
> > Southampton SO17 1BJ
Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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