RHerban at GRAMTEL.NET
Tue Jan 7 16:21:34 GMT 2003
Unfortunately something that I noticed yesterday when the RBL's were offline
was that MailScanner was not ceasing to use spamassassin even though I was
up to 75 consecutive failures out of 20.
I just upgraded to the newest MS-4.11-1 yesterday as well.
RedHat 8.0 if it helps.
From: David Sullivan [mailto:David.Sullivan at BARNET.AC.UK]
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 10:38 AM
To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: Re: SpamAssassin timeout
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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