gmatt at nerc.ac.uk
Thu May 8 15:21:44 IST 2008
Paul McEwan wrote:
> I've been using MailScanner for the last year or so and it works great.
> But, spam is always a problem. I'm using SpamAssassin with MailScanner and
> I recently started using some blacklists. It greatly reduced the spam, but
> unfortunately, some legitimate email got blocked. People working remotely
> could not always send email because they had dynamic ips blocked by the
> blacklists. One of the ISPs was Bell South. Is there some way to get
> around this problem?
> I'm running RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 with MailScanner 4.60.8-1 and SendMail
> 8.12.11. I was trying to use the following blacklist setting:
> Spam List = SORBS-SPAM spamhaus-ZEN spamcop.net NJABL SORBS-DUL
I have a feeling that you are doubling up here. As someone else said,
the SORBS-DUL is a dialup list and Zen also contains a dialup block
list, I dont know if the NJABL list still contains the dynablock list
but that became the PBL list which is part of Zen.
Personally, I use a single carefully selected block list at the MTA
layer (which I can selectively whitelist if ever necessary) and the rest
are used in SA. I found using them in MS a tad restrictive.
My advice; use block lists with care.
> Any help would be great
> -- Paul
Greg Matthews 01491 692445
Head of UNIX/Linux, iTSS Wallingford
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