Configuration Question - RBL

Julian Field jkf at
Thu May 23 16:11:50 IST 2002

At 15:45 23/05/2002, you wrote:
>When using RBL spam avoidance, is there any reason why one would prefer to
>perform the checking in:
>1) sendmail
>2) mailscanner
>3) spamassassin
>Certainly there would be no advantage in performing the RBL tests more
>than once, right?


>If sendmail is the first step in the process, then it would seem best to
>let sendmail do the RBL
>testing to prevent any further processing, right?

Depends if you want to bounce it or merely tag it. MailScanner or
SpamAssassin gives you the option to just tag it, rather than bounce it
(which is all you can do with sendmail). MailScanner gives you the choice
(per-user or per-domain) to deliver it (tagged as spam), delete it, or
archive it.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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