relay hits not triggering automatic spam tag

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 1 15:03:21 GMT 2002

At 14:50 01/11/2002, you wrote:
>I have noticed that if a message has a hit from an RBL that it is not
>automatically designated high scoring. I am sure this is by design. My
>questions are these:
>1. I have MS doing the rbls not SA so where are the scores for the rbl's
>coming from?

There is no "score" associated with an RBL hit found by MailScanner.

>3. If scores are gained from SA then I can use spam.assassin.prefs.conf to
>tune the score for the lists I trust for this to always reach the high score
>as mentioned in the conf file right?

You will need to make SA do the RBL lookups in this case, not MS.

>2. If not 1 | 2 the should I change my setup to do all rbl lookups in SA so
>that I can use spam.assassin.prefs.conf to assign a higher score so that I am
>sure it is acted on?

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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