MCP suggestions

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Jul 9 13:55:09 IST 2005

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Billy A. Pumphrey wrote:

>I obviously have nothing in the MCP settings.  When I go to mailwatch
>and Update MCP Rule Descriptions it says:
>Rule Description 
>SAMPLE_RULE1 Banned Subject 
>SAMPLE_RULE2 Banned body text 
>SAMPLE_RULE1 Banned Subject 
>SAMPLE_RULE2 Banned body text
>I was looking in /etc/MailScanner/mcp/mcp.spam.assassin.prefs.conf and
>it has:
>Skip_rml_checks 1
>Should this be 0 so that it does not skip?
>Does anyone have good .cf files for the mcp directory?
skip_rbl_checks 1
is correct as in MCP you don't want to do RBL lookups. As MCP is just 
content-filtering, it doesn't want to do any network-based checks at all.
What sort of thing are you trying to stop? I can write a couple of 
examples for you if you like. But there is already an example in the mcp 
directory anyway, can't you just work from that? More docs on what you 
can do in there is in "man Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf".

Julian Field
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