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Re: Whitelist questions

From: RW <rwmaillists_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 05 2010 - 14:52:46 GMT

On Tue, 5 Oct 2010 10:40:07 -0400
Alex <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an email that I'm trying to whitelist using whitelist_from_rcvd
> and it's not working as I expect. I've created an entry:
> Is it because there is no reverse DNS entry?

Yes. It would be nice to have the option look it up when it's missing,
but that's not supported.
> Also, am I somehow not using the AWL correctly? It's actually adding
> points and not subtracting them:
> ...
> Under what circumstances would this happen?

It moves the score towards the mean score for that sender/ip. The name
Autowhitelist is misleading, it's really a score averager.