SA 3.0 and RBLs

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Sep 23 19:54:25 IST 2004

Definitely ditch BigEvil and use SURBL instead. It is all installed by
default in SpamAssassin 3. Whether you want to keep using RBL checks in MS
is a separate issue really.

When you upgrade to SA3, you will need to convert your Bayes files to the
new format. An "sa-learn --sync --rebuild" should do it for you.

At 19:29 23/09/2004, you wrote:
>In the past, I've turned off RBL checking in SA, and let MailScanner do it.
>Now that SA incorporates the SURBL stuff in it (the BigEvil stuff) should I
>turn RBL checking on in SA and off in MS?  I wasn't using SURBL before - my
>mail load is pretty humble (between 1K and 2K a day) so the mailservers
>didn't grumble too much using BigEvil.

Julian Field
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