[MAILSCANNER] cannot stop spam mail

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sun Sep 25 17:20:00 IST 2005

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Matt Kettler wrote:

> Always Include SpamAssassin Report = yes
>If not, turn it on and try again. It's impossible to debug the problem without
>that report added to the headers. In particular I'm interested to see if
>ALL_TRUSTED or BAYES_00 fired off.
>(IMHO, turning this option off is a very bad idea. I'm sure Julian added it
>because someone asked, but I still think it's a bad idea unless you're
>comfortable greping logs on a regular basis)
If you are doing any spam checking at all, it will force it to run every 
message through SpamAssassin. If you are using "Spam List" to do a DNSBL 
or two, it will force an expensive SpamAssassin check for every message, 
even if your config didn't ask it to. So mail whitelisted in 
spam.whitelist.rules will still be checked  with SpamAssassin, even 
though you whitelisted it. Depending on your particular setup, this 
could add a considerable overhead to produce reports that you didn't 
really want in the first place.

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