A lot of spam getting through

Billy A. Pumphrey bpumphrey at woodmclaw.com
Mon Apr 30 19:58:25 IST 2007

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> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Alex Neuman van der Hans
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 2:22 PM
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> Subject: Re: A lot of spam getting through
> Billy A. Pumphrey wrote:
> > Hello everyone.  I am having quite a few spam get through.  I
> > that I had quite a few things installed and configured correctly.
> > Actually they used to work really well then when I had to rebuild
> > as there were too many FP and turn off RBL's, then a lot of spam are
> > getting through.  Somewhere around 50-100 per user are seemingly
> > through on a weekend.  I have put down as much information as I
> > about for my configuration.  I am looking for recommendations to
> > recrease my block rate.  Please let me know if I left any
> > out.  jThank you.
> >
> >
> You should use RBL's within spamassassin (as you have it set now)
> RBL's within spamassassin count towards the score and aren't a
> situation that can lead to FP's in your particular case. I, for one,
> RBL's at the MTA with few (if any) FPs, but rbl's are one of those
> things where your mileage *will* vary, and a lot.
> You don't seem to mention running a local caching DNS server. SA could
> be failing to find stuff on RBL's, for example.
> You can try using Rules_du_Jour as well, that should kick your scores
> a few notches.

I do have Rules going which is in my directory listed below.

I believe that I have a local DNS going.  Do you have a quick way to

Also, I do not know my way around RBL's in the MTA.  Do you have a hint
on where the settings are for sendmail?

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