Getting MailScanner to rbl

Paul zen23003 at ZEN.CO.UK
Sun Jun 29 18:36:14 IST 2003

Thanks for confirming it's a resource hog, Julian, and thank you Richard
for the bayes tip.  I notice the use_bayes setting isn't in
spam.assassin.prefs.conf by default, but I added it and it does seem to
have sped up the scanning.

If I find on Monday when the load gets much bigger (several hundred per
day, so not massive), I'd like to use MailScanner's rbl checking.

I've already tried this but it didn't seem to work, ie, I didn't see
X?MailScanner?SpamCheck in the headers of any of the obviously spam
messages (I don't modify the Subject line).

Here's what I did with the MailScanner.conf settings:

Spam Checks = yes
Spam List = ORDB-RBL Infinite-Monkeys
Use SpamAssassin = no

I can't see how these Spam List entries are weighted.  Do I have to
change the "Spam Lists To Reach High Score" entry to 2 or something?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Lynch" <rich at MAIL.WVNET.EDU>
Sent: 29 June 2003 16:11
Subject: Re: SpamAssassin 2.55 problem

> > It does work just fine, but it is a resource hog.
> In my experience the biggest consumer of resources is the bayes filter
> analysis.  You could try setting "use_bayes 0" in
> /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf.  The bayes stuff is nice
> works well but it does consume a lot of resources.

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