New blocklist from Spamhaus

Daniel Bird dbird at SGHMS.AC.UK
Fri Jan 2 11:18:52 GMT 2004

Julian Field wrote:

> Spamhaus have started up a list of known machines which are open proxies,
> spam zombies, etc.
> To use it, edit you /etc/MailScanner/spam.lists.conf or
> /opt/MailScanner/etc/spam.lists.conf and add a line that looks like this:
> spamhaus-XBL          
> (Don't forget the "." at the end of the line!)
> Then edit your MailScanner.conf and add
> spamhaus-XBL
> to your "Spam List =" setting.
> Then just restart or reload MailScanner and it will start using the
> new list.

For those that prefer to use SA to bump up the score instead of
MailScanner's RBL's, something like:

header          RCVD_SPAMHAUS_XBL
describe        RCVD_SPAMHAUS_XBL       Found in SpamHaus XBL
tflags          RCVD_SPAMHAUS_XBL       net
score           RCVD_SPAMHAUS_XBL       1.5

in spam.assassin.prefs.conf should do the trick...


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