Converting spam.blacklist.rules and spam.whitelist.rules into database

Christopher Fisk cfisk at
Mon Sep 21 18:24:11 IST 2009

>  Christopher Fisk wrote:
>  > Is it possible to set MailScanner to query a database
>  instead of flat files for the spam.blacklist.rules and
>  spam.whitelist.rules lists?
>  > 
>  > My Black/Whitelist for MailScanner is getting a bit
>  overboard on a couple of servers that I maintain.  If I
>  could enter them all into a database I could track which
>  users requested they be added and be able to maintain a
>  bit easier.

>  Hi Christopher,

>  I suggest to keep flat files for performance reasons. I
>  generate them
>  periodically via cron from the databases I use.

>  Regards, Roy

This is actually an idea I didn't even think of.  Store our information in the database and just convert!

Sometimes the simple solution is the best.

Christopher Fisk

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