Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue May 13 16:26:47 IST 2003

At 15:43 13/05/2003, you wrote:
>Since setting up MailScanner and SA on our new Red Hat 9 server, we have
>noticed and increase in SPAM messages.  MailScanner is tagging the files
>correctly, but I'm not sure that have the DNSBL setup correctly in
>mailscanner.conf.  Before MS i had the following line setup in sendmail.mc
>and it seemed to do a pretty good job of catching the obvious:
>FEATURE(`dnsbl', `list.dsbl.org', `"Email blocked using ORDB.org - see
>This is the current setup in MailScanner.conf:
>  This is the list of spam blacklists (RBLs) which you are using.
># See the "Spam List Definitions" file for more information about what
># you can put here.
># This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
>Spam List = DSBL ORDB-RBL Infinite-Monkeys # MAPS-RBL+ costs money
>(except .ac.uk)

You have to define what the DSBL word means as well. Take a look in
/etc/MailScanner/spam.lists.conf and you will see the entries for a bunch
of other DNSBLs.
Basically, you need to add
DSBL            list.dsbl.org.
to the file. Then reload MailScanner.
Julian Field
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