Displaying values of hit rules in header?

Rose, Bobby brose at MED.WAYNE.EDU
Wed Jun 26 15:44:39 IST 2002

What would be the benefit of this other than info to look?  Features
should be such that performs a function.  I can't see a user writing a
filter rule that says check the header for CLICK_BELOW (1.531), and
delete.  If people want the scores then go to the SA page and look at
the tests and their scores instead of adding the extra overhead per each

With all the Spam message rewrite requests, Mailscanner is going to be
doing spamd's job.

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: Displaying values of hit rules in header?

It can't easily be done at the moment. Sorry.

At 13:24 26/06/2002, you wrote:
>Let me start by saying that I am using SpamAssassin with MailScanner --

>so I apologize if this is actually a SpamAssassin question and not 
>MailScanner.  It was hard to tell exactly where this fell, so feel free

>to let me know I need to go ask them if that is the case.
>That being said...  I am using MailScanner w/ SpamAssassin on a 
>system-wide basis.  I currently have them configured so that all 
>messages get a header line describing what rules were hit for spam.  
>So, it looks something like
>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin (score=9.9, required 7, 
>What I would like is to be able to easily see the values that make up 
>the total score.  So, in other words, I'd rather see something like:
>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin (score=9.9, required 7, 
>FROM_ENDS_IN_NUMS (0.382), CLICK_BELOW (1.531), EXCUSE_7 (1.305), 
>EXCUSE_3 (1.080), DOUBLE_CAPSWORD (1.050), CLICK_HERE_LINK (0.847), 
>...just to make it easier for me to see what the rule values are -- 
>which is especially useful to me while I am getting used to it and 
>trying to correct some misidentified spam on our servers.  Can that be 
>done easily?
>  - John...

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

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