On 03/02/2018 02:54 AM, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
On 01/03/18 19:50, David Jones wrote:
On 03/01/2018 12:29 PM, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
I know I have brought up this issue on this list before, and sorry
for the persistence, but having 7 different rules adding scores for
the IADB whitelist still seems either ridiculous, or outright suspect:
-0.2 RCVD_IN_IADB_RDNS RBL: IADB: Sender has reverse DNS record
[126.96.36.199 listed in iadb.isipp.com]
-0.1 RCVD_IN_IADB_SPF RBL: IADB: Sender publishes SPF record
-0.1 RCVD_IN_IADB_OPTIN RBL: IADB: All mailing list mail is opt-in
-0.0 RCVD_IN_IADB_SENDERID RBL: IADB: Sender publishes Sender ID record
-0.0 RCVD_IN_IADB_LISTED RBL: Participates in the IADB system
-0.1 RCVD_IN_IADB_DK RBL: IADB: Sender publishes Domain Keys
-0.1 RCVD_IN_IADB_VOUCHED RBL: ISIPP IADB lists as vouched-for sender
It really raises some very uncomfortable questions regarding the
impartiality of SA and/or its anti-spam capabilities. And by the way,
this message is definitely unsolicited, and in now way we gave any
sort of permission or consent to this company or its "affiliates" to
email us - so the whole "All mailing list mail is opt-in" is nonsense.
And why have "Sender has reverse DNS record" and "Sender publishes
SPF record" as separate IADB rules - when SA itself already checks
for these? Isn't this just a glaring way of pumping up SA scores for
the IADB subscribers?
Once in a while, even the best senders can get a bad customer of
theirs that obtained email addresses by a violation of their terms and
Just block that sender with a local "blacklist_from *@example.com"
entry and report it to SpamCop. If the message headers have any abuse
reporting information then send the headers there too. They should do
their own internal investigation and shutdown that bad customer of
That is still beside the point. There is simply no reason in the
interest of SA as an antispam solution to publish all those rules. One
or two rules would be more than enough. I know I can block this and that
in SA, and tweak rules all the time - but I am concerned when the
default settings in SA effectively facilitate marketing companies to
stuff my Inbox full of junk. In that case you would achieve better
results not using SA at all. As to reporting bad senders and "internal
investigation" - my experience shows that doesn't get very far with any
Look at the IADB rules at http://ruleqa.spamassassin.org.
They are very indicative of ham, so much so that I bump the scores up on
them and shortcircuit a few of them as ham.
If you want to score all of them at zero in your local.cf, go ahead.
That's your choice. Just because you get unwanted email in your inbox
doesn't make it spam. If it has a legit unsubscribe link then simply
unsubscribe from it. If you want to help the community, then report it