Why is this in DCC?

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Wed Sep 11 22:47:20 UTC 2002


> From: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
> To: Robin Lynn Frank <rlfrank-dated-1032209727.8e74ca@paradigm-omega.com>
> cc: dcc@rhyolite.com

> No, eff is not a spammer... but they do send bulk email.
>
> This is what whitelists are for.

Dave is exactly right.

The DCC detects bulk mail.  Only the recipient can determine whether
bulk mail is also unsolicited and so spam   The way the DCC client
programs do that is with white lists.  Please read the explanation
of the DCC at http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/ or 
http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/dcc-tree/dcc.html
or the mirror at http://www.dcc-servers.net/

While using SpamAssassin to get DCC values, you are probably using
dccproc.  Dccproc is happy to check your white list if you tell
it so with -w, as described in 
http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/dcc-tree/dccproc.html#OPTION-w
or http://www.dcc-servers.net/dcc/dcc-tree/dccproc.html#OPTION-w

I have no idea how to tell SpamAssassin to add "-w whitclnt" to the
options that it otherwise gives dccproc.

If you use `dccproc -E -l ...`, you could use the CGI scripts 
that come with the DCC source to point-and-click to add to your
white list.  See http://www.dcc-servers.net/dcc/dcc-tree/cgi-bin/
and http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/dcc-tree/cgi-bin/


Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com



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