spamassassin doing rbl's

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Oct 13 20:26:14 IST 2003

You need to install the Net::DNS perl module. Use CPAN to install it as it
has buckets full of dependencies which you will need too.

At 20:12 13/10/2003, you wrote:
>I've tried to find an answer in the archives and on the web, but had no
>I'm running Mailscanner which then calls SpamAssassin in a email
>gateway environment.  The problem is that I can't seem to get
>Spamassassin to use blacklists.  And it's not clear to me which of the
>numerous values in the confs preventing this, or if it's a completely
>separate issue all together.
>My set up is as follows:
>Debian Stable (Woody)
>Exim 3.35
>Mailscanner 4.22 (packaged for debian by
>Spamassassin 2.55 (packaged for debian by
>Various configuration setting
>In mailscanner.conf I have:
>Spam Checks = yes
>Spam List =
>Spam Domain List =
>Use SpamAssassin = yes
>In mailscanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf I have:
>skip_rbl_checks  0
>score RCVD_IN_SBL   2
>The SpamAssassin conf has:
>score RCVD_IN_SBL 1.0 1.013 1.0 1.101
>My /etc/spamassassin/ contains:
>score RCVD_IN_SBL  2
>The spamassassin config has:
># SBL is the Spamhaus Block List: .
>header RCVD_IN_SBL              rbleval:check_rbl('relay',
>describe RCVD_IN_SBL            Received via SBLed relay, see
>tflags RCVD_IN_SBL              net
>With all that, I assumed I have my bases covered, I've made sure all
>the various RCVD_IN_SBL scores are non-zero.
>It's been running for a few days and no messages were matching the
>rule, so I fired up tcpdump and there are no dns requests for the
>spamhaus blacklist.
>Just to make sure it worked, I set "Spam List =" in
>mailscanner.conf and then Mailscanner did do the blacklist check and
>that worked, but I want the score to be added to the Spamasssassin
>What am I missing?
>thanks for any help,

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