phishing.bad.sites.conf v ScamNailer

Mark Sapiro mark at
Thu Dec 17 17:50:41 GMT 2009

Kai Schaetzl wrote:

>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 

I don't get it. When I installed the 4.79.4 rpm, it installed a
/etc/MailScanner/phishing.bad.sites.conf.rpmnew and
update_phishing_sites runs regularly and gets an aproximately 290K

What's the problem?

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