Just subscribed to the spamhaus data feed

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Aug 17 10:00:05 IST 2007

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Gareth wrote:
> I have just subscribed to the spamhaus data feed service and configured
> the RBL in postfix.
> In the spamassassin configuration I have added the following scores
> which I believe is all I need to do to stop spamassassin trying to query
> the spamhaus public dns servers. Is this correct?
> score __RCVD_IN_ZEN 0
> score RCVD_IN_SBL 0
> score RCVD_IN_XBL 0
> score RCVD_IN_PBL 0
> Would there be any advantage to creating rules to get spamassassin to
> query the data feed. I assume spamassassin checks all the headers so
> there might be an advantage in some cases?
> The data feed is held on the local server so there will be practically
> no performance hit.
Why not just configure the data feed zones to serve the same zone names 
as the originals, ie pbl.spamhaus.org and so on? That's what I did, as I 
didn't want to have to go through all my SpamAssassin setup tweaking all 
the rules and so on. It's pretty easy to do.


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