Spam Actions not working correctly?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Dec 2 16:21:56 GMT 2002

At 13:36 02/12/2002, you wrote:
>I have a problem with Spam Actions in the sense that it doesn't appear to
>work all the time
>mbowman at   delete
>*             delete

Make that line just      delete
and try it again. I am assuming you are using Version 3.

>default                 deliver
>I still get {SPAM?) and {VIRUS?} tagged e-mail. I also get the mail for
>hostmaster at
>However, my maillog this morning states that spam.actions is working...
>Dec  2 08:29:42 smithers sendmail[6893]: gB2DTgU06893: from
>=<postmaster at>, size=1404, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid
>=<200212021331.IAA20387 at>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA,
> []
>Dec  2 08:29:42 smithers sendmail[6893]: gB2DTgU06893: to
>=<mbowman at>, delay=00:00:00, mailer=smtp, pri=31404, stat=queued
>Dec  2 08:29:50 smithers mailscanner[5752]: Message gB2DTgU06893 from
> (
>is spam according to SpamAssassin (score=5.3, required 5.2, AWL,
>Dec  2 08:29:50 smithers mailscanner[5752]: Deleted spam message
>gB2DTgU06893 from queue
>I don't filter (one of our domains through mailscanner?) as
>yet. hostmaster at is an alias that goes to mbowman at and
>another e-mail addressee. is filtered through mailscanner.
>This is on a RH 7.2 box with mailscanner 3.26-2 and sendmail 8.11.6
>Matthew K Bowman,
>Systems Administrator

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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