Spamcop not working

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Feb 4 08:43:35 GMT 2004

At 07:34 04/02/2004, you wrote:
>Doing a search of the archive I found a similar question asked but I cannot
>find a resolution, apologies if I have missed it.
>I am using MailScanner 4.25-11  and ApamAssassin 2.60 on a RaQ4
>Problem :
>Spam is getting through which has come from IP numbers which are listed on
>Spamcop (maybe listed on others too but I've not found them).
>In mailscanner.conf I have :
>Spam Checks = yes
>Spam List = ORDB-RBL Infinite-Monkeys
>And in spam.lists.conf I have :
>I notice that under "Spam List" in the page about mailscanner.conf
>says "These lists are based on the numeric IP address of the server that
>sent the message to your MailScanner server."
>My implementation involves an extra hop for email directly before the
>server which is running Mailscanner,  If Spamcop is only ever checked
>against the previous IP,  it will never find the IP listed.

That is indeed what is happening.

>If this is the case,  is there a way to specify which hop is checked ?

No, but SpamAssassin checks all the hops. If you find the rules relating to
spamcop, you could increase their scores so they have more influence.

>Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
>Going quietly nuts !

Julian Field
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