Outstanding feature/fix requests?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Mar 8 20:48:03 GMT 2005

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Kevin Miller wrote:

>Peter Bonivart wrote:
>>Julian Field wrote:
>>>Other than a minor cosmetic one I can't reproduce, I don't think I
>>>have any outstanding requests for fixes.
>>>Does anyone know of any fixes or features they would like to see,
>>>that I haven't yet done?
>>Maybe it's time to change:
>>Spam List = ORDB-RBL SBL+XBL # MAPS-RBL+ costs money (except .ac.uk)
>>into a blank as default just like the virus scanners. There's many
>>beginners that end up with the below and don't understand why it got
>>classified as spam even though SA score below the threshold:
>>MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SBL+XBL, SORBS-SPAM,
>>        SORBS-DNSBL, SpamAssassin (score=1.853, required 5,
>>        DEAR_SOMETHING 0.80, RCVD_IN_SBL 1.05)
>>Since most use SA anyway it's confusing that both are on if you're not
>>aware of it.
>Rather than blank, maybe just commented out as an example so it's easily
>implemented w/o a newcomer having to track it down.

>One thing that would also be helpful (if it hasn't been done already) is to
>integrate/syncronize the spamassassin.prefs.conf supplied w/MailScanner with
>that on the Fortress System site
>(http://www.fsl.com/support/spam.assassin.prefs.conf.SA-3.0).  There's a
>number of settings that are good but are either in a different location in
>the files, or present in one file but not the other.  I go through the files
>by hand and glean what I want to implement, but sometimes it's easy to lose
>site of the forest for the trees.
Very good point. Done. I am now using a copy of the www.fsl.com version
of the file, with a couple of small changes to leave SpamAssassin files
in the same places as previous MailScanner distributions.

Julian Field
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