spam score for each test in header

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu May 15 17:18:02 IST 2003

Very good idea. No sooner said than done :-)

X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (score=7.8, required 5,
         DATE_IN_PAST_12_24 0.21, DRASTIC_REDUCED 1.54, HOME_EMPLOYMENT 1.50,
         INVALID_DATE 0.57, INVALID_MSGID 0.38, NO_REAL_NAME 0.73,

Does that look okay to you?
I would like to keep the original sort order (alphabetical) to make the
code simpler.

I'll release something later this evening if you like. It will make it to
the stable release at the start of June.

At 15:54 15/05/2003, you wrote:
>Actually, I have been thinking the same thing.  Users would like to
>know *which* rule added the most to the total score, or if there were
>rules that subtracted off some point, it would be nice to know which
>ones did that and by how much...  Obviously, I have access to the rule
>files and can look them up, but most cannot.
>If we had an option to turn on the score values in the header, it
>would be quite useful!
>--On Thursday, May 15, 2003 3:07 PM +0100 Sylvain Phaneuf
><sylvain.phaneuf at IMSU.OXFORD.AC.UK> wrote:
>>I don't know whether this has been discussed before, but I am wondering
>>how difficult would that be to put the score of each spam test in the
>>X-MailScanner-Information header?
>>e.g. MIME_HTML_ONLY 0.1 ; IN_REP_TO -3.3 ; DATE_INFUTURE_12_24 2.37 ;
>>Every now and then we have users who are suprised that a specific message
>>has not been picked up as spam and we need to explain to them. Other less
>>frequent situations are when we try to determine why a message is a false
>>positive. We need to manually dig out the scores for each test and then
>>see what would need changing.
>>This is a feature I have seen with some commercial products, and it seems
>>to be popular.
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