David.Sullivan at BARNET.AC.UK
Tue Jan 7 15:38:09 GMT 2003
On 7 Jan 2003 at 15:28, Spicer, Kevin wrote:
> > >Is it possible to test if the RBL-server answer and if not
> > >just skip it and do the rest?
> > SpamAssassin can't do that. If you do the RBL checking with
> > MailScanner, it
> > will do what you want. SpamAssassin isn't very robust when
> > services it is
> > using fail.
> My understanding (read assumption!) was that if you use MailScanner to
> do the RBL checks, and then pass to SpamAssassin for further checks
> that any message from a host found in the RBL will be marked as SPAM,
> even if the spamassassin score would have been lower than the spam
> threshold. In other words the mailscanner RBL checks and the
> spamassassin checks are completely seperate(?).
I think you're misunderstanding the comment slightly.
If MailScanner doing RBL checks notices that they've timed out a
number of times in a row it will stop using the RBL checks till the
next MailScanner restart.
If you do the RBL checks within SpamAssassin this means that
SpamAssasin as a whole will time out and cannot "disable the RBL
checks" itself (as MailScanner does). In turn MailScanner should see
that SpamAssassin is timing out and disable it till the next
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