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[ale] the _REAL_REASON_ for the admin change

Jim Popovitch wrote:
> 2008/2/20 Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com>:
>> Clearly, spamassassin needs some tuning on the new server.
> spamassassin should be at least the 3rd level protection, after
> ClamAV.  First line should be DNSBLs at the MTA.
> Add these to sendmail.mc and recompile it:
> FEATURE(`enhdnsbl', `dnsbl-1.uceprotect.net', `Rejected by DNSBL')dnl
> FEATURE(`enhdnsbl', `dnsbl-2.uceprotect.net', `Rejected by DNSBL')dnl
> FEATURE(`enhdnsbl', `zen.spamhaus.org', `Rejected by DNSBL')dnl
> FEATURE(`enhdnsbl', `dnsbl.sorbs.net', `Rejected by DNSBL')dnl
> -Jim P.
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I am not sure what is meant by something being a  third level of 
protection because each is equally important. It also appears that 
viruses anr't an issue here since I never get hits for viruses off this 
On thing to note is that Spamassassin will check these lists and it will 
check ALL mail relays within a message header whereas Sendmail is 
probably only checking the connected ip.

Here is a sample of hits we get from Spamassassin's relay checks vs. the 
SMTP server doing the check.

Rule Name:      URIBL_AB_SURBL=3.812            # of occurances:        857
Rule Name:      URIBL_BLACK=3                   # of occurances:        3435
Rule Name:      URIBL_GREY=0.25                 # of occurances:        17
Rule Name:      URIBL_JP_SURBL=4.087            # of occurances:        2783
Rule Name:      URIBL_OB_SURBL=3.008            # of occurances:        2661
Rule Name:      URIBL_PH_SURBL=2.8              # of occurances:        11
Rule Name:      URIBL_RED=0.001                 # of occurances:        14
Rule Name:      URIBL_SBL=1.639                 # of occurances:        794
Rule Name:      URIBL_SC_SURBL=4.498            # of occurances:        2040
Rule Name:      URIBL_WS_SURBL=2.14             # of occurances:        182
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET=1        # of occurances:        1939
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_DSBL=2.6                # of occurances:        222
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_PBL=0.001               # of occurances:        2427
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_SBL=3.16                # of occurances:        9
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_SORBS_DUL=2.046         # of occurances:        1513
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_SORBS_SOCKS=2.15        # of occurances:        2
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_SORBS_WEB=1.456         # of occurances:        191
Rule Name:      RCVD_IN_XBL=3.897               # of occurances:        1043

And what postfix catches: SBL-XBL:  6735

Randy Ramsdell
Unix System Administrator