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Re: DNS list inclusion policy (was Re: DNSWL will be disabled by default as of tomorrow)

From: David F. Skoll <dfs_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Dec 13 2011 - 20:33:44 GMT

On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:24:34 -0500 wrote:

> If you can come up with a way to disable all network tests that have
> a free use limit without crippling spamassassin, please tell us.
> That would be lovely.

I think something like this would be good:

$ tar xvfz Mail-SpamAssassin-xxx.tar.gz
$ cd Mail-SpamAssassin-xxx
$ perl Makefile.PL

The following RBLs have certain usage restrictions. Would you like to
enable them? If unsure, say Y. (Y/N): [Y]
[... a list of RBLs, preferably with links to their policy pages ...]

so that at installation time, SA users are at least aware of the issues.

For package maintainers, you'd want a noninteractive way to build SpamAssassin
and then a post-install configuration script that asks the RBL question.
(This is easily done on Debian; not so easy with RPM-based systems that
don't allow interaction during installation.)