R: RBL configuration problem

Carlo Granisso c.granisso at dnshosting.it
Fri Sep 4 10:58:35 IST 2009

"Spam Lists To Be Spam" isn't present in my configuration.
"Check SpamAssassin If On Spam List" was "yes" now is "no".

Of course I've restarted MailScanner and in logs I haven't mention of BL...

Thanks for your help.


-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] Per conto di Julian
Inviato: venerdì 4 settembre 2009 11.07
A: MailScanner discussion
Oggetto: Re: RBL configuration problem

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 Spam List = BACKSCATTER spamcop.net 
> BARRACUDA SPAM-CANNIB SORBS-RHSBL 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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