{Spam?} Re: All mail treated as spam?

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Thu Apr 28 20:55:20 IST 2005

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Remy de Ruysscher wrote:

>>Remy de Ruysscher wrote:
>>>I noticed something odd. As of today almost all of my mail treated as
>>>spam. My configuration hasn't changed
>>>in the last of weeks. The funny thing is, spam isn't caught anymore, it
>>>scores very low. I'm receiving tons of spam right now.
>>>I'm running MS 4.40.11 with SA 3.02 on FreeBSD 6-CURRENT.
>>>Apr 28 21:06:03 unix-asp MailScanner[89231]: Message CBE144B8E4.3F20A
>>>from (owner-mailscanner at jiscmail.ac.uk) to unix-asp.com
>>>is spam, RFC-IGNORANT-WHOIS, SpamAssassin (score=4.639, required 7, AWL
>>>0.66, INFO_TLD 0.48, VIRUS_WARNING62 3.50)
>>That's happening because you are using rfc-ignorant in your MailScanner
>>spam lists.
> Thanks for the reply.
> Yes, I saw the headers. I'm just wondered why this happened suddenly.
> Why does MailScanner tags mail as spam, when it hits only 1 spam list 
> (and the spam score is below the threshold)? See my config below.
> spam, RFC-IGNORANT-WHOIS,    SpamAssassin (score=0.805, required 7, 
> AWL 0.27,    FORGED_RCVD_HELO 0.05, INFO_TLD 0.48)
> #
> Spam List = ORDB-RBL spamhaus.org spamhaus-XBL SBL+XBL spamcop.net 


When MS finds a hit with any of the RBL listed on the Spam List the 
message gets tagged as spam.  It takes just one hit.  That's why Matt 
suggested to move RBL checks in SA.


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