Tips on how to use ruleset for 'Spam Lists To Be Spam'
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Thu Aug 10 20:59:22 IST 2006
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Don't use more than 2 or maybe 3 lists in the "Spam List" setting, it
will grind your system to a crawl with serial DNS lookups.
Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Dnsadmin 1bigthink.com wrote on Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:43:59 -0400:
>> They are good, long-used and trusted BLs.
>> Spam List = SBL+XBL SPEWS ORDB-RBL spamcop.net spamhaus.org
>> spamhaus-XBL SORBS-S
>> PAM SORBS-ZOMBIE SORBS-HTTP DSBL SORBS-DNSBL SORBS-SMTP SORBS-WEB
>> SORBS-BLOCK NJ
> long-trusted, reliable? And you use Spews? That's a contradiction. Also,
> it seems to me that you are duplicating RBLs. Inform yourself what these
> lists actually contain. You'll see that some of them are already part of
> others you use. Also, honestly, using umpteen lists doesn't give you any
> advantage over a few *really* carefully chosen ones. They are just
> duplicating their results. You gain something like 1% more accuracy with
> 5fold more ressource usage.
>> How can I set up a ruleset like this for individual users or
>> individual domains?
>> #Spam Lists To Be Spam = /etc/MailScanner/spam.lists.count
> I don't see how this would help you much. Why don't you whitelist those
> users? You apparently know them, so ... Or just whitelist those servers,
> I'm not aware that they are a source for much spam, they don't appear in
> my logs.
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