Spamassissin compleatly ballsed - what to do?

Colin Alston karnaugh at KARNAUGH.ZA.NET
Tue Nov 9 17:53:16 GMT 2004

My spamassissin is compleatly stuffed.

I dont really know when or how it happend, possibly someone did a
package upgrade without informing me - these things happens.

Now however I get some very strange behaviour in Mailscanner.

Either this

X-Slipgate-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-Slipgate-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (score=9.881,

Why on earth is it marked "Found to be clean" with a SA score that is way over the mark limit?

My High Scoring spam is set to 10.0 and Spam is set to 5.0, this should be marked as spam surely?

Or in the worst case I get this.

X-Slipgate-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-Slipgate-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (timed out)

This system used to work great and I loved it till a few weeks ago! No config changes have been made to MailScanner, what could be causing this?


Colin Alston <karnaugh at>

About the use of language:
  "It is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe.  It is
  equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead."
   -- E.W.Dijkstra, 18th June 1975. (Perl did not exist at the time.)

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