Message tagged as spam even if sender is whitelisted

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Mon Oct 24 19:28:15 IST 2005

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Julian Field spake the following on 10/22/2005 9:20 AM:
> Dhawal Doshy wrote:
>>>Luca Palazzo wrote:
>>>>today i'm experiencing a really strange problem. A customer sends a
>>>>mail, spamassassin is confugured to whitelist the sender (and does it)
>>>>but the message is tagged as spam.
>>>>When I look at log files the line seems to be truncated:
>>>>Oct 21 18:29:34 spamflt1 MailScanner[26731]: Message 72803152107.6D15A
>>>>from (omniagricolae at to is
>>>>The output of mailscanner (configured in debug,foreground and
>>>>spamassassin debug) seem to be right.
>>>>Any idea
>>> is listed in spamhaus, cbl and others.. are you using 
>>>the "Spam List" option in MailScanner.conf? if yes, then most likely 
>>>this is the cause for marking the mail as spam.
>>>Also your spamassassin setup seems to be missing the Mail::SPF plugin 
>>>and you've not yet commented out the DCC and RAZOR related parts in 
>>>v310.pre.. If you do not intend on using them then comment the related 
>>>entries in spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> You need to add the lines for things like the SURBL plugins as well. If 
> you install SpamAssassin and ClamAV using my easy-install package, then 
> it will have told you all the changes you need to make to v310.pre. 
> Download and unpack my package and look at the "echo" commands at the 
> end of the script. That will tell you everything you need to 
> change in the file, and will significantly improve your spam 
> identification rates.
It is too bad that the script can't add those lines, commented out as
necessary, to the end of the file.


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