Spamassissin compleatly ballsed - what to do?

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US
Tue Nov 9 19:46:07 GMT 2004

Colin Alston wrote:
> Colin Alston wrote:
>> 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.
>> X-Slipgate-MailScanner: Found to be clean
>> X-Slipgate-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (timed out)
> Seems people got compleatly hung up by a mistake in my message and to
> be honest I'm not all that impressed with the attitude I recived.
> I'll try to clear things up.

Well, hey, you get what you pay for! ;-)

But I guess most of us are lost as to why you think SA is stuffed.  As noted
the "Found to be clean" line is indicative of viruses, not spam.  The 9.x
score is spam, so SA is doing right.  Unless that was a false positive.
X-Slipgate-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (score=9.881,

SA timeouts have been discussed a lot in this list.  Without more info it's
hard to say what your trouble is but a search through the archives might be
helpful.  Causes range from DNS issues to Bayes, etc. if memory serves.

Sorry not to be more directly helpful; a bit more detail in the symptoms
would be good.


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