Spam not being flagged

Julian Field jkf at
Tue May 21 16:43:29 IST 2002

At 16:23 21/05/2002, you wrote:
>I just upgraded to 3.15-3 and noticed something odd while testing.
>X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (score=7, required 5,
>        SUBJ_REMOVE)

That's because you are in the "Accept Spam From" section or in the
spam.whitelist.conf file. And you have "Always Include SpamAssassin Header"
switched on. So by your configuration, you have requested that you always
get the report, but actually ignore its contents.

>In this particular instance, I forwarded myself some spam (the original
>generated a much higher score) and thought it rather odd that a score in
>excess of the required score would get a 'not spam' designation.
>Any ideas?
>Mike Wallis
>mw at

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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