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DNSWL was re-enabled

From: <darxus_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Dec 25 2011 - 14:47:50 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

The dnswl.org rules were re-enabled on 2011-12-19, and probably distributed
via sa-update on 2011-12-20 (Tuesday). Because dnswl.org stopped causing
false negatives in response to extreme abuse.

A new rule was added to catch return values indicating you've been blocked
for abuse: RCVD_IN_DNSWL_BLOCKED

To disable dnswl, you should use:

score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE 0
score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW 0
score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_MED 0
score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_HI 0
score RCVD_IN_DNSWL_BLOCKED 0
score __RCVD_IN_DNSWL 0

That last one is really important, because without it, you'll still stop
getting hits on the dnswl rules, but you'll still be sending queries to
dnswl. I'm hoping that'll get fixed.

DNSWL was disabled here:
https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6668

Re-enabled here:
https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6724

And more discussion of the subject is here:
https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6728

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