RBL configuration problem

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Sep 4 10:06:43 IST 2009

On 04/09/2009 09:47, Carlo Granisso wrote:
> Hello every body, I've a system with lot of incoming mail. I've added 
> RBL checks on postfix but I'd like to itegrate them into 
> MailScanner.conf to give ability to our clients to enable/disable 
> filtering through MailWatch.
> Now I've this configuration:
> #
> # Spam Detection and Virus Scanner Definitions
> # --------------------------------------------
> #
> # This is the name of the file that translates the names of the "Spam 
> List"
> # values to the real DNS names of the spam blacklists.
> Spam List Definitions = %etc-dir%/spam.lists.conf
> # This is the name of the file that translates the names of the virus
> # scanners into the commands that have to be run to do the actual 
> scanning.
> Virus Scanner Definitions = %etc-dir%/virus.scanners.conf
> #
> # Spam Detection and Spam Lists (DNS blocklists)
> # ----------------------------------------------
> #
> # Do you want to check messages to see if they are spam?
> # Note: If you switch this off then *no* spam checks will be done at all.
> #       This includes both MailScanner's own checks and SpamAssassin.
> #       If you want to just disable the "Spam List" feature then set
> #       "Spam List =" (i.e. an empty list) in the setting below.
> # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
> Spam Checks = yes
> # This is the list of spam blacklists (RBLs) which you are using.
> # See the "Spam List Definitions" file for more information about what
> # you can put here.
> # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
> # spamhaus-ZEN is NOT FREE for commercial/government users.  Please
> # see http://www.spamhaus.org
> Of course in spam.lists.conf I've defined them (and disabled from 
> postfix) but seems that MailScanner doesn't perform checks.
> I must change other parameters?
Do you have sensible settings for
Spam Lists To Be Spam =
Check SpamAssassin If On Spam List =
Did you do a "service MailScanner reload" after changing the 
MailScanner.conf file?

Do your logs mention the spam lists at all?


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