Some messages not being spam scanned?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jan 14 19:07:56 GMT 2004

Stop using Infinite-Monkeys. I don't think it exists any more.

At 18:59 14/01/2004, you wrote:
>I do have lots of  "timed out" messages from MailScanner in my maillog,
>but they are all RBL Check timeouts l ike so:
>Jan 14 03:01:18 hermes MailScanner[1812]: RBL Check ORDB-RBL timed out
>and was killed, consecutive failure 1 of 7
>Jan 14 03:02:10 hermes MailScanner[7565]: RBL Check Infinite-Monkeys
>timed out and was killed, consecutive failure 1 of 7
>But it's never consecutive enough to disable those RBL checks for good..
>  I don't see any "timed out" messages for SpamAssassin...
>Could these RBL timeouts cause MailScanner to skip the spamassassin test?
>Peter Bonivart wrote:
>>I know it's not because of the HABEAS headers because I get those as
>>well as the SA report. Could it be that you had a timeout from SA? Look
>>for "timed out" in your mail log.
>>/Peter Bonivart
>>--Unix lovers do it in the Sun
>>Sun Fire V210, Solaris 9, Sendmail 8.12.10, MailScanner 4.25-14,
>>SpamAssassin 2.61 + DCC 1.2.21, ClamAV 0.65 + GMP
>>Andy Moran wrote:
>>>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?

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