spamassassin-users December 2011 archive
Main Archive Page > Month Archives  > spamassassin-users archives
spamassassin-users: Re: DNSWL will be disabled by default as of

Re: DNSWL will be disabled by default as of tomorrow

From: Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Dec 14 2011 - 10:58:42 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On 12.12.11 12:58, darxus@chaosreigns.com wrote:
>Tomorrow's sa-update will include disabling of the DNSWL rules. If you
>wish to locally enable them with the same scores which had previously been
>default, use this:
>
>score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE -0.0001
>score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW -0.7
>score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_MED -2.3
>score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_HI -5
>
>It was disabled because it is returning a value triggering RCVD_IN_DNSWL_HI
>for all queries from DNS servers deemed abusive, causing false negatives in
>SpamAssassin. It was the only network test, enabled in SpamAssassin
>by default, intentionally returning known incorrect values under any
>circumstances.

well, same thing hapened with some blacklists in the past, which
resulted to high number of FP's.

While FNs mean (much/all) mail not to be detected, FP's are uch worse.

I wonder why SA disables DNWSL rules, with this logic blacklists, not
whitelists, should be disabled...

-- Matus UHLAR - fantomas, uhlar_at_fantomas.sk ; http://www.fantomas.sk/ Warning: I wish NOT to receive e-mail advertising to this address. Varovanie: na tuto adresu chcem NEDOSTAVAT akukolvek reklamnu postu. "One World. One Web. One Program." - Microsoft promotional advertisement "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer!" - Adolf Hitler