SpamAssassin score is always zero

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Jul 20 13:58:33 IST 2005

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On 20 Jul 2005, at 13:38, Adri Koppes wrote:

>> I just set up MailScanner 4.43.8 on Redhat 9 (Intel). SpamAssassin
>> 2.6.4 was already installed.  For the most part things are working as
>> expected.  SpamAssassin, however, doesn't catch anything when run
>> through MailScanner.
>> Here's a typical maillog entry:
>> Jul 19 16:52:58 **** MailScanner[10122]: Message XYZ from **** (****)
>> to **** is spam, SBL+XBL,,, SpamAssassin
>> (score=0,required6, autolearn=)
>> The SA score is zero on every entry in the log.
>> However, if I feed the quarantined copy of that message directly to
>> SpamAssassin:
>>      spamassassin -D <
>> /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/20050719/spam/XYZ
>> SA gives it a score of 17.653, and generally does what it's supposed
> to.
>> Any thoughts on why SA isn't working when called by MailScanner?
> Looking at the maillog entry it looks like MailScanner is also  
> doing RBL
> checking (SBL+XBL,, Since the message is
> already flagged as spam from the RBL checking, doesn't Mailscanner  
> then
> skip the SpamAssassin checks?

There is a MailScanner.conf option to choose whether to run  
SpamAssassin on messages which have already been marked as spam by  
the MailScanner RBL checks.

Check SpamAssassin If On Spam List = yes

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