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dynablock.njabl.org shut down -- how to configure its replacement [message #718] Thu, 20 September 2007 14:06
James Wilkinson
Messages: 14
Registered: July 2007
Junior Member
Hi there,

It looks like dynablock.njabl.org no longer works with NoSpamToday's default configuration.

At http://njabl.org/dynablock.html, it says:

The dynablock zone has been emptied and the dynablock.njabl.org zone will be shut
down in the near future. If you're still using dynablock.njabl.org, it's long past time to
switch to pbl.spamhaus.org.

If I'm reading things correctly, NoSpamToday still refers to this blacklist in its default SpamAssassin configuration. This means that the SpamAssassin scores will become that much less useful.

SpamAssassin 3.2 comes configured to use zen.spamhaus.org (which includes pbl.spamhaus.org), but the 3.1.7 NoSpamToday uses is now out of date.

You can use the 3.2 configuration with 3.1.7 -- I've been doing this for some months, and have had no problems.

To do this, you'll need to edit local.cf in "C:\Program Files\No Spam Today!\sa\ruleset".

Add something like
score RCVD_IN_NJABL_DUL 0
score __RCVD_IN_SBL_XBL 0
to turn off both the NJABL_DUL rule and the old SBL_XBL rule.

Then go to http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/spamassassin/branches/3.2/rules/20_dnsbl_tests.cf?revision=534459 which is the 3.2 configuration file.

Look for the lines
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Spamhaus SBL+XBL, now called Zen

and copy everything until the next
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
into local.cf. (Note that if you're using sbl-xbl as a DNSBL filter, then RCVD_IN_XBL, at least, is redundant -- you could leave those lines out.)

You will also need some scores for these: try something like
score RCVD_IN_SBL 4.3
score RCVD_IN_PBL 3.0
score RCVD_IN_XBL 4.2
(again, those go in local.cf. Adjust the scores to taste).

Incidentally, I notice that a fix has (probably) been found for the problems NoSpamToday was experiencing with SpamAssassin 3.2, so we might get a fixed version of NoSpamToday sometime. Details can be found at http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=5557

Hope this helps!

James.

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