Mailscanner RBL checks
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Aug 9 18:27:09 IST 2007
Vlad Mazek spake the following on 8/9/2007 9:59 AM:
> I'm sorry I am just not following; my mailscanner.cf
> <http://mailscanner.cf> has only one line:
> dns_available yes
> Yet, it seems to be querying the external RBL's:
> SpamAssassin (not cached, score= 16.885, required 5, autolearn=disabled,
> FH_RELAY_NODNS 1.25, HELO_EQ_IP_ADDR 1.12, HTML_MESSAGE 0.00,
> HTML_OBFUSCATE_05_10 0.57, MIME_HTML_ONLY 1.67, RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET
> 2.19, RCVD_IN_PBL 0.51, RDNS_NONE 0.10, URIBL_BLACK 1.96, URIBL_JP_SURBL
> 2.86, URIBL_OB_SURBL 2.13, URIBL_SC_SURBL 2.52
> My question is simply where/what is telling SpamAssassin to query all
> these RBLs because my MailScanner.cf doesn't list any RBLs to be called
> (line is commented out completely)
Spamassassin has several tests it does all by itself that are indepentent of
mailscanner. Spamassassin tests rbl's and gives a score that is added
together. When you use rbl's in mailscanner they are just flagged as spam if
they hit, independent of how reliable a rbl might be.
As you were told in the last mail, if you do not want rbl tests in
spamassassin, you have to add a line for each one in mailscanner.cf.
As an example, if you didn't want to test for RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET
you add the following line;
score RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET 0
Does this clear things up a little more?
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!
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