not scanning outgoing email

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jun 25 14:23:34 IST 2002

Apart from looking at "Accept Spam From", you might want to consider
increasing your SA threshold in spam.assassin.prefs.conf. I run with a
required_hits value of 9 instead of the default of 5.

At 14:16 25/06/2002, you wrote:
>Here's another one. The problem is usually the person is using HTML
>content in their email. The subject was all caps (but only two letters)
>and contained only HTML content.
>>To: Shawn Boyce <shawn at>
>>Subject: {SPAM?} JS...
>>Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
>>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>>X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
>>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin (score=5.1, required 5, MAILTO_LINK,
>>X-UIDL: Y;`"!l09"!:+_"!?WG!!
>>Status: U
>>One other thing you can do in the page... &nbsp;In the body of the page,
>>you can
>>add this:<br>
>>Please enable JavaScript.<br>
>>To warn people who don't have it enabled. &nbsp;<br>
>><pre class="moz-signature" cols="$mailwrapcol">--
>>Bryan E. Sampieri
>>Sofware Developer, QCOM, Inc.
>><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
>>href="mailto:bryans at">bryans at</a>
>>Any opinions are not necessarily the opinions of QCOM, Inc.
>Shawn Boyce wrote:
>>Gerry Doris wrote:
>>>>I'm having trouble with our outgoing email being tagged
>>>>as SPAM!
>>>>How do I configure mailscanner to not scan outgoing email
>>>>using spamassassin? I still want outgoing email scanned for
>>>>viruses. I didn't see anything in the FAQ.
>>>>Shawn Boyce
>>>>QCOM, Inc.
>>>>Quality Software is Our Business
>>>Why does spamassassin think your mail is spam?  If it thinks you're
>>>sending spam then won't all the rest of us think you're sending it too?
>>Good point. Luckily not everyone is using SpamAssassin yet!
>>Here is the mail header on an email in which I replied to someone else
>>in our company. The email was actually a reply to email which contained
>>a forwared email in it.
>>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin (score=5.3, required 5,
>>Besides this one, I've also seen some other company emails being marked
>>as SPAM.
>>>"The lyfe so short, the craft so long to learne" Chaucer
>>Shawn Boyce
>>QCOM, Inc.
>>Quality Software is Our Business
>Shawn Boyce
>QCOM, Inc.
>Quality Software is Our Business

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