whitelist / sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org

Matt Kettler mkettler at evi-inc.com
Thu Feb 7 15:53:18 GMT 2008

Randal, Phil wrote:
> It's easy.
> In sendmail's /etc/mail/access put
> Connect:a.b.c.d     OK
> where a.b.c.d is the IP address you wish to allow.
> And then do a
> make -C /etc/mail
> to rebuild /etc/mail/access.db
> Cheers,

That will work, if they're using spamhaus at the MTA layer. But it won't help if 
it's in MailScanner or SpamAssassin.

Jan, where in your mailsystem are you applying spamhaus that it's causing a 
problem?  If it's being rejected by sendmail, the above should work great.

If it's at the spamassassin level, you can "hack fix" it by adding this to your 
trusted_networks. However, beware that if you don't have any trusted_networks 
set, declaring one will disable the auto-guesser and you'll have to set  this 

If it's at the MailScanner level, you can probably use the spam.whitelist.rules. 
(this would also prevent SA from causing it to be tagged)

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