phishing.bad.sites.conf v ScamNailer

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Thu Dec 17 13:46:33 GMT 2009

Robert Lopez wrote on Wed, 16 Dec 2009 15:14:01 -0700:

> I started putting the url from inside phishing email that are slipping
> in into the phishing.bad.sites.conf file in the hope it is still read.
> I obviously have not gone reading or tracing  the code to verify this.

We are rarely getting any phishing mails. I think they are all already 
rejected at MTA level. So, it doesn't matter too much for me. I was just 
surprised about this MS error message when restarting it.
As I haven't upgraded MS for some months now I'm sure the file is still 
being read on my systems, just that the downloaded file is empty. I have 
now moved the file that came with the rpm in its place and stopped 
update_bad_phishing_sites. I'm not seeing any mention of this change in


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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