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

From: Martin Gregorie <martin_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Dec 13 2011 - 21:49:00 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On Tue, 2011-12-13 at 15:33 -0500, David F. Skoll wrote:
> 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.
>
The only problem with this that I can see is, unfortunately, a biggish
one: it won't work for the package installs that I and, at a guess, a
lot of small installations use. I run the Fedora distro, and so the
version of SA I'm running is that installed and periodically updated by
yum.

I like the idea of the tool though, particularly if it can link to
descriptions of each RBL and, hopefully, to the masscheck results for
it. From my POV a post-install tool, and especially one that can be
re-run periodically, would be a lot more useful.

Martin