SpamAssassin RBL details

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 28 09:31:52 GMT 2003

At 09:27 28/11/2003, you wrote:
>SA runs RBL checks on all the IPs in the received headers except for
>hosts on "trusted networks".  In case you were wondering, Mailscanner's
>built-in RBL checks only check the connecting IP and thus aren't
>appropriate for your config (unless Julian's changed them recently).

which he hasn't :-)

>You should be fine using SA's RBL checks.

The SA RBL checks are far better than mine.

>David Hooton wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I have a question about how the SpamAssassin RBL's work.
>>We have an SMTP proxy running in front of MailScanner on our mail
>>server, I am wanting to turn RBL checking on, but seeing as all
>>connections are seen as arriving from by MailScanner I'm not
>>sure if the RBL's will work.
>>Can someone explain to me how the RBL checks are performed?  Does it
>>look at all the relaying IP's in the headers or does it use the
>>connecting IP and therefore only see
>>All help appreciated!
>>David Hooton
>>Senior Partner
>>Platform Hosting
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