Score is -35 but it is still marked as s p a m, why?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Apr 6 11:52:50 IST 2003

What version of Perl are you running? There is a Perl bug somewhere around
this code, I had to write it the way I did because Perl was getting
arithmetic comparison wrong sometimes.
What version of MailScanner are you running?

At 07:59 06/04/2003, you wrote:

>I am wondering why messages marked with a score such as -35 are tagged as
>s p a m in the subject line when the required as 5 and all
>the header information says it is not s p a m, I have attached the
>message.  I've had this issue several times and with different
>MailScanner versions.
>Donovan Huff
>donovan at
>(361) 781-0631
>Web Hosting Starting at $5.00/mo
>Return-Path: <Motorola-owner at>
>Received: from (root at localhost)
>         by (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id h350nqp27062
>         for <donovan at>; Fri, 4 Apr 2003 18:49:52 -0600
>Received: from ( [])
>         by (8.11.6/8.11.6) with SMTP id h350nlg27050
>         for <donovan at>; Fri, 4 Apr 2003 18:49:47 -0600
>Received: from [] by with
>   (SMTPD32-4.07) id A788E0013A; Fri, 04 Apr 2003 18:47:04 CDT
>Received: from localhost (localhost [[UNIX: localhost]])
>         by (8.11.6/8.11.6) id h350ecB12126
>         for Motorola at; Fri, 4 Apr 2003 18:40:38 -0600
>Content-Type: text/plain;
>   charset="iso-8859-1"
>From: Lewis Bergman <lbergman at>
>Organization: Texas Communications, Inc.
>To: Motorola at
>Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 18:40:37 -0600
>User-Agent: KMail/1.4.1
>References: <003001c2fb03$77925e70$0200a8c0 at>
>In-Reply-To: <003001c2fb03$77925e70$0200a8c0 at>
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
>Message-Id: <200304041840.37839.lbergman at>
>Subject: Re: {Spam?} RE: [Motorola] Adjacent towers causing multipath/high
>Precedence: bulk
>Sender: Motorola-owner at
>Reply-To: Motorola at
>X-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP for more information
>X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (score=-35.1, required 5,

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