Want spam lists to have spamassassin score and not spam list count in MS

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Thu Dec 8 19:18:29 GMT 2005

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Chris W. Parker wrote:
> Matt Kettler <mailto:mkettler at EVI-INC.COM>
>     on Thursday, December 08, 2005 10:50 AM said:
>>Just use SpamAssassin's built-in RBL abilities and disable
>>MailScanner's spam lists. 
>>In general, if you have the Net::DNS perl module, SA should already
>>be doing this unless you've set skip_rbl_checks to 1 in your config.
> Yes I have Net::DNS and no skip_rbl_checks is not set to 1.
> At this point I've disabled RBL checks (by commenting the line found
> MailScanner.conf). Now I guess I wait to see if my spam count goes down.

You should see SpamAssassin's use of RBLs show up as a bunch of RCVD_IN_* rules.

Some popular ones as an example:


By default SA uses these DNS blacklists:
	spamhaus.org (SBL+XBL)
	NJABL.org (multiple lists)
	Sorbs.net (multiple lists)
It also uses these DNS whitelists:

It has support for the mail-abuse.org (MAPS) lists, but since these are for-pay
services they are disabled by default.

See /usr/share/spamassassin/20_dnsbl_tests.cf if you want to see the gory details.

(note: don't edit this file. If you want to add your own tests, do so in

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