Strange scoring problem

Sam liste-mailscanner at INGESCOM.COM
Wed Dec 14 15:03:54 GMT 2005

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Sam a écrit :

> Hi,
> - Debian sarge stable 3.1
> - mailscanner 4.41.3-2 (deb)
> - spamassassin 3.0.3-1
> - exim : 4.50-8
> I've found strange scoring problem this night for a mail and after 
> searching a little it appears to achieve several times :
> For one message, it seems that it was the default score rules file 
> that was used instead of the one of mailscanner for SA.
> Symptom : A message was not marked as Spam. Looking at headers showing 
> me this : BAYES_95 3.00
> But I never used this score for BAYES_95 wich is taken from default 
> spamassassin file in the /usr/share/spamassassin folder.
> In /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf I defined :
> score BAYES_00 -6.0
> score BAYES_20 0.0
> score BAYES_50 6.0
> score BAYES_80 7.0
> score BAYES_99 8.0
> And this works well for all messages I've seen, except this one.
> I've you got an idea why mailscanner used scores taken from 
> /usr/share/mailscanner/ instead of 
> /etc/MailScanner/spa.assassin.prefs.conf just for this mail ???
> In syslog, I've just seen that there were two messages batch ... the 
> other messages was marked with the good score.
> Thanks.
> Sam.

Perharps I have to define all the scores ... if one score is not defined 
in spam.assassin.prefs.conf, it is taken from /usr/share/mailscanner ?
I thought mailscanner take the scores from spam.assassin.prefs.conf for 
calculating the unknown scores ... it doesn't appear to be that.


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