Spam Lists (DNS blocklists) and trusted networks
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Aug 2 14:02:04 IST 2008
> If mail is being relayed to my MailScanner server from a MX server
> how do I check RBL's within MailScanner
Spam List = .....
in MailScanner.conf. Check in the MailScanner.conf file for the docs on
this option, and in spam.lists.conf for a list of all the RBL's that
MailScanner already knows about. You can always add more to it if it
doesn't contain your favourites already.
Also, SpamAssassin will check loads of RBLs for you too and point-score
them which may well provide you with better results.
> Can I specify MailScanner to look inside the headers for checking RBL's
> 1 Hop before the current relay server
SpamAssassin can and will do that for you. I didn't see the point in
implementing all of that support when SpamAssassin already does it very
> I know It is best to check RBL's at the MTA, but I want to use
> whitelists overriding RBL checks. That is why I moved the RBL checks to
> MailScanner from the MTA
Seems fair, that's what I do too :-)
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
Buy the MailScanner book at www.MailScanner.info/store
MailScanner customisation, or any advanced system administration help?
Contact me at Jules at Jules.FM
PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654
PGP public key: http://www.jules.fm/julesfm.asc
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
More information about the MailScanner