spamhaus-ZEN is found but no points are awarded?
mailscanner at barendse.to
Tue May 26 15:21:57 IST 2009
Actually, in my sendmail configuration i use
to completely block e-mail coming from these sources (hope i am not
overblocking but no complaints so far).
I included spamhaus-ZEN in my MailScanner.conf (to avoid generating too
many lookups which might block me from using the free use policy as i
heard that people get blocked for anything way below the limits posted on
their website) and i was hoping that it would improve the accuracy of my
This means that effectively i only have one list to check by SpamAssassin
but it should score it.
If nobody is including any scores for ZEN, should i also include that in
my block lists then instead of using it from MailScanner?
I would prefer to not stop blocking spam at MTA level to avoid the spam
"hold" storage from overflowing (the mail partition only has 2TB of
free space) :)
On Tue, 26 May 2009, Julian Field wrote:
> Also, by doing a SpamAssassin check on a message which was already found in a
> "Spam List", you are just wasting CPU and network resources doing a large
> check on a message, for which you then ignore the result anyway (normally).
> So you might want to consider switching off the SpamAssassin check on hosts
> found in Spam Lists.
> On 26/05/2009 12:35, Martin Hepworth wrote:
>> This is because MaiLScanner is doing the spamhaus check and not
>> spamassaddin - ie it's defined in Mailscanner.conf in the "Spam List"
>> Autowhitelist results vary - I find for a large ( > 10) mixed user base
>> it's not good and soon false positives badly.
>> Martin Hepworth
>> Oxford, UK
>> 2009/5/26 Remco Barendse <mailscanner at barendse.to
>> <mailto:mailscanner at barendse.to>>
>> I did a bare metal new installation of MailScanner. Everything
>> seems to work ok but i am curious about one thing.
>> MailScanner checks the message against spamhaus-ZEN and finds it
>> is listed but there is no score awarded to the e-mail.
>> Why is this? Now the spams are scoring lower than they should and
>> they are now slipping through because they are just below the high
>> scoring mark :
>> X-linuxgw-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, spamhaus-ZEN,
>> SpamAssassin (not cached, score=9.763, required 6,
>> DCC_CHECK 3.00,
>> FH_HELO_EQ_D_D_D_D 0.50, FH_HOST_EQ_VERIZON_P 1.10,
>> HELO_DYNAMIC_IPADDR 2.94, HTML_MESSAGE 0.00, RCVD_IN_PBL 0.51,
>> RCVD_IN_SORBS_DUL 1.61, RDNS_DYNAMIC 0.10)
>> And i guess that adding some points for ZEN listing should also
>> help in getting the database improved?
>> Then a slightly different question, is using use_auto_whitelist a
>> good idea?
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