[SAtalk] Conflicting scores in SA/MailScanner

Matt Kettler mkettler at evi-inc.com
Thu Jun 26 23:36:10 IST 2003

At 04:30 PM 6/26/2003 -0500, Richard Humphrey wrote:
>I just set up MailScanner to run w SA/Sendmail and obviuously something
>isnt configured correctly. Notice the 2 conflicting scores. I want
>Mailscanner to do virus scanning and let SA take care of the spam. I
>thought I had this set in the conf file but what did I miss?
>X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (score=5.3, required 5,
>X-Spam-Status: No, hits=4.2 required=5.0
>X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.55 (

Configure MailScanner NOT to call spamassassin in your mailscanner.conf file.

Either that or ONLY have MailScanner call spamassassin, and stop having SA 
called separately from procmail or whatever you did to call it a second time.

If you opt to have SA called outside of MS, make sure it is called only 
once per email, (ie: only in one of the two sendmails that MS uses) and 
preferably only as a part of the inbound sendmail process, not the 
secondary delivery one.

Really, IMO, It's going to be tough to have SA called outside MS without 
calling it twice. Especially if you're doing something like a sendmail milter.

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