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Mail - procmail rules and rblcheck - rbl.ordb.org GONE AND DEAD!
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Mail - procmail rules and rblcheck - rbl.ordb.org GONE AND DEAD!
- From: Nanook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 19:34:59 -0700 (PDT)
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I received numerous calls from people not receiving e-mail this weekend. Many people have procmail rules doing custom mail handling for them including additional spam checking. One common check is to check against various blackholes using a utility called rblcheck. The utility had a default list of RBL's it checks, one of whcih was rbl.ordb.org; ordb is GONE, and consequently this check failed. I have recompiled rblcheck to both upgrade from version 1.4 to version 1.5 (which has a highly defective configure and make script but that's another story). There is no default list of RBL's anymore, you need to specify any that you want checked explicitly. If you have procmail rules that use rblcheck, if you use the default, you will need to alter your rules to explicitly specify RBL lists as there is no longer a default set of lists. If you are using rblcheck with the ordb RBL, you will need to remove that RBL from your ruleset. Any mail that is missing is gone wherever you routed it with procmail if the ordb RBL blocked the address. So if you routed to a spambox, it will be there. -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Eskimo North Linux Friendly Internet Access, Shell Accounts, and Hosting. Knowledgable human assistance, not telephone trees or script readers. See our web site: http://www.eskimo.com/ (206) 812-0051 or (800) 246-6874.