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[Bug 6400] GA feedback for Mailspike DNSBL

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Date: Wed Nov 30 2011 - 16:57:34 GMT
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https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6400

--- Comment #14 from Karsten Bräckelmann <guenther@rudersport.de> 2011-11-30 16:57:34 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> > We really do not want to introduce new DNS lookups in an existing branch, but
> > strictly with the next major/minor release only and a clear announcement in the
> > release notes.
>
> Wait, you want to *never* include mailspike in the existing 3.3.* releases, and
> create a separate rule set for 3.4.*? Because of increasing the network load
> by 1 DNS lookup, for a very useful looking RBL? That sounds... not good.

*shrug* Sounds good to me.

> How can you justify that?

Very easily by pointing you to the uproar and lengthy discussion the last (and
first) time a new DNSBL has been pushed with a rule update because it was added
to the sandboxes.

The conclusion of the discussion was clear -- DNSBLs MUST NOT be introduced via
the update channel.

Moreover, since the planned next version will be 3.4, discussing potential
inclusion in a 3.3.x micro version release is a moot point.

(In reply to comment #13)
> I believe we can just encapsulate it in a version check.

Would that not bias the re-scoring, and thus negatively impact 3.3?

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