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From Axb <>
Subject Re: DecodeShortURLs plugin
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:19:09 GMT
On 2011-07-12 15:21, Jezz wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've been getting a bit of spam lately that is slipping easily past my
> SpamAssassin - mostly "work from home" stuff that is just plain text and
> a single URL which uses a URL shortening service, and it doesn't hit on
> much.
> I've tried to add the DecodeShortURLs plugin (from
> and
> which I think/hope will
> help a lot with detecting the spammy URLs.
> However, when I tried to impliment this plugin, I discovered that it
> requires the Sys::Syslog module, and I don't have that module included
> on my system. The reason is that I'm running SpamAssassin on Windows, as
> part of the Windows-based MDaemon mail server. And I guess the MDaemon
> developers didn't include the Syslog module as it's obviously not a
> required module for Windows usage (at least not with their
> implimentation of SpamAssassin).
> So my question is this: is there any way I can get the DecodeShortURLs
> plugin working without the Syslog module requirement? Eg. can I get this
> plugin to only view Syslog as an optional and not mandatory
> prerequisite? I certainly don't need the Syslog functionality of this
> plugin, and the plugin itself allows me to "turn off" Syslog logging by
> adding "url_shortener_syslog 0" to the .cf file. Yet it seems to still
> require the Syslog module in order to work (otherwise I get errors when
> I run a lint check).
> Any suggestions??

whathappens if you comment out those lines

#url_shortener_log /tmp/DecodeShortURLs.txt
#url_shortener_cache /tmp/DecodeShortURLs.sq3
#url_shortener_syslog 1

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