Mailscanner doing the math wrong?

Antony Stone Antony at SOFT-SOLUTIONS.CO.UK
Mon Oct 13 20:25:38 IST 2003

On Monday 13 October 2003 8:20 pm, Chris Yuzik wrote:

> I've just been forwarded some spam that was correctly identified as spam,
> yet MailScanner didn't tag it as such. According to the score header, it
> got a 4.6 (my threshold is 5.0), yet if you manually add everything up,
> it's really a 5.37. See below.
> Spam: not spam, SpamAssassin (score=4.6, required 5, AWL 0.00, CLICK_BELOW
> 0.10, DCC_CHECK 4.90, OFFER 0.10, REMOVE_PAGE 0.27)

Surely it's SpamAssassin which does the maths - MailScanner simply looks at
the answer?




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