Explanation of Score

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Wed Mar 24 14:15:19 GMT 2004

the default scores for SA rules are in

You can add the individual rule scores to the headers by make sure the
following parameters are set in MailScanner.conf

Detailed Spam Report = yes

# Do you want to include the numerical scores in the detailed SpamAssassin
# report, or just list the names of the scores
Include Scores In SpamAssassin Report = yes

If you want to add custom rules to the default set, place then in
/etc/mail/spamassassin, make sure they are readable by the MailScanner
user (as defined in the MailScanner.conf), and stop/start MailScanner in
order to get the rules re-read.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

Ronnie Regev wrote:
> Hi,
> i would like to know if someone could explain how a message which is
> obviously SPAM, receives the following scores:
> Subject: M0rtgage Payment Due Now
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
>  boundary="--803995859687039"
> X-MailScanner: Found to be clean, Found to be clean
> X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (score=-5.6, required 4.5,
> SpamAssassin (score=-5.6, required 4.5,
> As well, are the tests listed on SpamAssassin.org automatically referenced
> by SpamAssassin,or do i have to manually add tests, if so, where would i
> manually add tests.
> thanks.
> Ronnie
> Sys Admin
> Daslweb.com

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