(Mailscanner+spamassassin) not working

Ugo Bellavance ugob at camo-route.com
Wed Jan 25 04:06:00 GMT 2006

padma at eis.iisc.ernet.in wrote:
> Mailscanner-4.40.11

Fairly old.  Did you just installed it?

> SpamAssassin version 3.0.4

Fairly old as well...

> running on Perl version 5.8.0
> Program version: 4.5.4
> Engine version: 3.16.6
> All running on RedHat 9.0

Hope you use fedoralegacy.org updates.

> Mailscanner seems to be not using spamassassin at all, even after i set
> the option in mailscanner.conf as
> Use SpamAssassin=yes

Did you try the Gtube?  Do you get MailScanner-related headers in messages?

What do logs say?

> should i install a spamass-milter separately for spamassassin to
> function with sendmail?????

No, you can use SA in MailScanner.

> The exact problem is : When i forward a genuine spam from some machine
> which has spamassassin running to a machine which has
> mailscanner+spamassasin running, it doesn't get tagged as spam.
> Mailscanner seems to be giving some spam score with character s, but
> that mail must get a high score in case mailscanner is successfully
> using spamassassin.

Forwarded messages loose headers that bumps the score up.

> Regards
> Padma


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