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Re: DNSWL was re-enabled

From: <darxus_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Dec 26 2011 - 15:49:59 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

On 12/26, Karsten Bräckelmann wrote:
> > score __RCVD_IN_DNSWL 0
>
> It is a non-scoring "double underscore" sub-rule. It does not have a
> score. It cannot have a score. Setting its score to zero does nothing,
> and certainly not prevent the DNS query.
>
> Instead, you need to meta out the rule, overwriting the rule definition.
>
> And frankly, disabling a rule by logically making it never hit is the
> better approach anyway. Just re-define rules to disable them:
>
> meta FOO 0

I asked about this on the dev list a week ago. I guess I should've
cc'd you. http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/DnsBlocklists says to
use the "score" method. I went with that.

> > 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.
>
> There is nothing to be fixed. There is no problem.

The problem is the potential for large sites to disable the rules but not
disable the queries, continuing to send millions of unused queries per day.

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