Anti-spear-phishing sa-update channel

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Feb 2 11:26:56 GMT 2009

On 30/1/09 09:17, David Lee wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, shuttlebox wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Matt <spamlists at> wrote:
>>> All
>>> If anyone is interested I have published an sa-update channel which
>>> generates the same rules as Jules' script.
>>> The channel is
>> I started using it at a client site a week ago and have received four
>> (4) hits so far. :-)
>> What kind of results do others see?
> Julian:  Given that this seems to be stabilising, are you planning to 
> role it (including the easy-install 'sa-update channel' option) into 
> the next MS release, so it is there, ready to use?  Perhaps with an 
> MS.conf (or '/etc/mail/spamassassin/' or similar) option to 
> enable/disable it?
I wasn't planning on doing so, but it's possible. What things do I need 
to do to get the PGP key for it and so on? That's the difficulty with 
building in any sa-update channels, you've got to do all the PGP stuff 
too or it won't update.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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