Who does RBL checks - MailScanner or SpamAssassin?

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at netmagicsolutions.com
Wed Jun 7 16:51:24 IST 2006

Scott Silva wrote:
> Martin Hepworth spake the following on 6/7/2006 1:45 AM:
>> Arthur
>> Best to do it SA, then it adds to the scores. 
>> I turn most of them off by giving a zero score in my
>> spam.assassin.prefs.conf, only keeping a couple RBLs to reduce DNS lookup
>> time and false positives.
>> AS Jules says the other network tests (DCC etc) are switchable individually
>> as these aren't RBLs!
> Does setting a zero score actually stop the RBL test, or just ignore the
> score? I haven't spent enough time on the spamassassin list or in the docs yet
> to know for sure. I already have nightmares about being buried in man pages!

A score of '0' will disable the rule.. there is also some place in the 
man pages a way to use rules for testing without affecting the final 
score (add 0.01 IIRC).. something like T_RULENAME.. Any rule starting 
with a __ is a meta and doesn't require a score.

- dhawal

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