MailScanner, f-prot and spamassassin and Sendmail {scanned by martin dominic}

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri May 2 12:25:21 IST 2003

At 09:46 02/05/2003, you wrote:
>Hi group..  new user here..
>have a bit of a problem that I've been trying to work out for a coule of
>weeks now without any joy.
>I have mailscanner up and running reasonably well but for some reason it
>seems not to be scanning everything with spamassassin..  1 in 50 emails
>might be being scanned for spam and that's about it
>I have fetchamil collecting/polling with mda being sendmail..  it was
>procmail with recipies etc but i changed the mda line in fetchmailrc when i
>installed MailScanner.. (/usr/sbin/sendmail -d apostolus)

Set up your fetchmail configuration so that it delivers by talking SMTP to
"localhost" rather than calling sendmail directly.

Are you test spam messages particularly big? There is a "Max SpamAssassin
Size" setting in the MailScanner.conf (default is 90k).

Also you might want to set "Always Include Spam Report" to yes while you
are testing, so you can always see what happened.

>the problem seems to be that not all incoming mail is checked for spam..
>i'm sure my anti virus checking is okay as every time i send out the eicar
>text attachments they are always detected and MailScanner always sends out
>the appropriate emails and quarentines the dodgy files..  some spam is
>detected on one user account but there are another 4 user accounts that
>don't seem to be checked at all..  one of them gets over 250 spam emails per
>day...  the sort of stuff you would want your kids to see..
>as i've really been round the houses with this one, i'd really appreciate
>some help..
>i have suse 7.3, sendmail 8.11, perl 5.6.0
>may thanks

Julian Field
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