High Positive SA AWL rule ?

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Wed Sep 28 21:08:04 IST 2005

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Mailscanner wrote:
> Has anyone noticed SA run AWL giving high positive scores like;
> Spam Report:
> Score 	Matching Rule 	Description 7.42 	AWL 	From: address is in the
> auto white-list
> -2.60 	BAYES_00 	Bayesian spam probability is 0 to 1%

Sure, I've seen it do that lots of times. Is there a specific problem, or were
you merely confused about the AWL having a large positive score?

In general, you might want to read up on how the AWL works. Once you have a
basic handle on what the AWL *really* is (hint: it's a score averager, not a
whitelist), you'll have a better idea what to look at to try to figure out
problems you may have with it.


> Once I released this mail from quarantine, it gave the AWL a minus score.
> Any ideas ?

When you "released" it from the quarantine, did you do so in a way that changed
the sender?

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