Mail loss after upgrading to 4.40.11-1 due to missing .rules suffix

David Hooton david.hooton at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 1 18:41:20 IST 2005

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> >Just upgraded an old version of SpamAssassin to the latest stable 4.40.11-1
> >
> >The config file between this version and the old version I was installing
> >from had changed the ""Spam Actions", "High Scoring Spam Actions", and
> >associated items to now enforce a .rule or .rules suffix. Not having the
> >suffix causes the mail to be "lost", no error and causes output in the log
> >file of the action as being the filename converted to lower case (thus very
> >confusing). Only after some code debugging did I spot the change, if only I
> >had spotted the comment in the config file :)
> >
> >May be worth highlighting this in the upgrade_MailScanner_conf script so
> >others dont make the same mistake.


Is it possible to make MailScanner not load in this situation then?  I
have just spent hours chasing this issue and lost some mail as a

Unfortunately I've been off on extended leave and had missed this
email so didn't know why messages were vanishing, probably not the
most graceful way to force a file naming convention.


David Hooton

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