Mailscanner doing the math wrong?

Hirsh, Joshua joshua.hirsh at PARTNERSOLUTIONS.CA
Tue Oct 14 14:19:38 IST 2003

Hi Chris,

 This has been touched on before. You should disable your Auto White List
feature in SpamAssassin. Take a look in your scores. AWL is listed as 0.00.
I was running into the same problem quite frequently before I turned it off.
AWL is actually a non 0 value, but it shows up as 0 when displayed with the

 I first learned about this problem in an older thread here:


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Yuzik [mailto:chris at FRACTALWEB.COM]
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 3:20 PM
Subject: Mailscanner doing the math wrong?

I've just been forwarded some spam that was correctly identified as spam,
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
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)

The only tweaking I've done to the scores is that I've manually changed the
score of DCC_Check to 4.90 in spam.assassin.prefs.conf, like so:

score DCC_CHECK 4.9
dcc_path /usr/local/bin/dccproc

What do I fix and how?

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