Some messages not being spam scanned?

Andy Moran andy at WILDBRAIN.COM
Wed Jan 14 18:23:22 GMT 2004

MailScanner seems to correctly scan the vast majority of our messages at 
our company, but we've been getting some which do not have any score as 
if MailScanner decided to skip the SpamAssassin test.    I thought at 
first SpamAssassin was timing out (and perhaps it is?), but I have the 
timeout set to 100 and I don't notice any spamassassin processes stuck 

Below is the headers of one such message that slipped through.  YOu will 
notice there is no X-WB-MailScanner-SpamCheck like the vast majority of 
our messages have.  One of our users suggested that perhaps MailScanner 
honored those  Habeus headers..  I was almost insulted at the suggestion.

Is there any way I can figure out why MailScanner isn't giving these a 
spam score?

Return-Path: <bkSullivan at>
Received: from 
( [])
        by (8.12.8/8.12.8) with SMTP id i0E65UMh005081
        for <manager at>; Tue, 13 Jan 2004 22:05:31 -0800
Received: from by; Tue, 13 Jan 2004 
13:55:15 -0400
X-Habeas-SWE-1: winter into spring
X-Habeas-SWE-2: brightly anticipated
X-Habeas-SWE-3: like Habeas SWE (tm)
X-Habeas-SWE-4: Copyright 2002 Habeas (tm)
X-Habeas-SWE-5: Sender Warranted Email (SWE) (tm). The sender of this
X-Habeas-SWE-6: email in exchange for a license for this Habeas
X-Habeas-SWE-7: warrant mark warrants that this is a Habeas Compliant
X-Habeas-SWE-8: Message (HCM) and not spam. Please report use of this
X-Habeas-SWE-9: mark in spam to <>.
From: "Jocelyn M. Vasquez" <bkSullivan at>
Reply-To: "Jocelyn M. Vasquez" <bkSullivan at>
To: manager at
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 20:51:15 +0300
X-Mailer: Direct Mail for Mac OS X
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
X-Priority: 5
X-WB-MailScanner: Found to be clean
Subject: LOw Cost X(a)n at x, Valï(u)m, Viagr@, Som@ Di3t Pills Many M3ds 

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