What enables URIBLs?

Peter Bates Peter.Bates at LSHTM.AC.UK
Tue Mar 15 16:34:08 GMT 2005

Hello all...

> rgreen at TRAYERPRODUCTS.COM 15/03/05 16:05:05 >>>

>I see that the plugin for URIBLs is loaded in the init.pre file. I
>haven't modified that and for some reason SA started hitting on URIBL
>rules recently. Is there something in MailScanner.conf that controls
>whether or not URIBLs are used?

A very useful command, Rod is:

spamassassin -D --prefs-file=/etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf

to the point that I have it alias'ed in my .bashrc.

This runs the spamassassin command-line tool pointing to the prefs-file
that is probably being used (by default by MailScanner) and shows what
other things are being loaded.

I think the general rule of thumb is:

- don't touch the default rules in /usr/share/x or similar

- if you want to change values for these, do so in
(like for example the reference to 'score RCVD_IN_RSL 0', etc.)

And people often link /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf to the
MailScanner spam.assassin.prefs.conf to avoid this confusion.

As you've recently been talking about enabling the SA Network tests,
URIBLs comes under this category (i.e. they're DNS-based tests, that
only work with DNS 'available').

Peter Bates, Systems Support Officer, IT Services.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Telephone:0207-958 8353 / Fax: 0207- 636 9838

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