Getting MailScanner to rbl
mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sun Jun 29 21:14:13 IST 2003
A thorough description. Someone feel like adding it to the FAQ-o-matic please?
At 21:10 29/06/2003, you wrote:
>Here's my understanding of RBL implementation. They can be implemented
>in 3 places, each with advantages and disadvantages.
> Implementing them here is the most efficient and the most ruthless.
>The messages from blacklisted sites don't get accepted at all.
>MailScanner whitelist processing is not possible.
> Implementing them here costs more since the message has to be accepted
>and analyzed. Whitelisting is honored. There's also the advantage that
>MailScanner will detect slow responses/timeouts and temporarily disable
>the RBL sites that are not performing properly.
> Implementing them here is the most expensive in systems resources but
>is far less ruthless. Being listed in an RBL simply contributes to your
>final spamassassin score. It does not necessarily prevent the mail from
>being delivered. I don't believe auto-disabling of badly performing RBL
>sites is done though. As a result, a poorly performing RBL can really
>slow things down. This is also true if implemented in sendmail.
>I trust that any misunderstandings I have will be soundly corrected. ;)
>Richard Lynch <rich at mail.wvnet.edu>
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