MailScanner and Spamassassin give me diferent scores

Phillip Udel Phil.Udel at
Thu Jul 20 16:41:24 IST 2006

I am not sure that it makes a difference.  But you could try

spamassassin -D -p /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf --lint



From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Henry
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 10:11 AM
To: mailscanner at
Subject: MailScanner and Spamassassin give me diferent scores


Hi everybody, I'm having problems with spam mails, when I run "spamssassin
-D < mail" I get scores up to 15 but when the mail go trough the
MailScanner, it is scored with 2 or less points.

I believe it's a missconfiguration, but I don't found the answer.

I am running 

MailScanner version 4.54.6
SpamAssassin version 3.1.3
  running on Perl version 5.8.1

When I run MailScanner --lint, I get:

Read 748 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
Config: calling custom init function InternalActions
Initialising Internal account list
Internal Account List read 2 domains and 1 accounts
Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
Using SpamAssassin results cache
Connected to SpamAssassin cache database
SpamAssassin reported no errors.

MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamav"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamav


and MailScanner -V:

Running on
Linux proton 2.4.27 #36 SMP Mon Nov 15 12:10:06 ECT 2005 i686 unknown
unknown GNU/Linux

This is Perl version 5.008001 (5.8.1)

This is MailScanner version 4.54.6
Module versions are:
1.00 AnyDBM_File
1.14 Archive::Zip
1.01 Carp
1.119  Convert::BinHex
1.00 DirHandle
1.05 Fcntl
2.72 File::Basename
2.06 File::Copy
2.01 FileHandle
1.06 File::Path
0.14 File::Temp
0.90 Filesys::Df
1.35 HTML::Entities
3.54 HTML::Parser
2.37 HTML::TokeParser
1.21 IO
1.10 IO::File
1.122 IO::Pipe
1.71 Mail::Header
3.05 MIME::Base64
5.420 MIME::Decoder
5.420 MIME::Decoder::UU
5.420 MIME::Head
5.420 MIME::Parser
3.03 MIME::QuotedPrint
5.420 MIME::Tools
0.10 Net::CIDR
1.06 POSIX
1.76 Socket
0.04 Sys::Syslog
01.20 Time::HiRes
1.02 Time::localtime

Optional module versions are:
0.17 Convert::TNEF
1.806 DB_File
1.11 DBD::SQLite
1.50 DBI
1.02 Digest
1.01 Digest::HMAC
2.27 Digest::MD5
2.01 Digest::SHA1
missing Inline
missing Mail::ClamAV
3.001003 Mail::SpamAssassin
missing Mail::SPF::Query
missing Net::CIDR::Lite
1.24 Net::IP
0.41 Net::DNS
missing Net::LDAP
missing Parse::RecDescent
missing SAVI
missing Sys::Hostname::Long
2.30 Test::Harness
0.47 Test::Simple
1.95 Text::Balanced
1.19 URI


Thanks for your support

This message has been scanned for viruses and 
dangerous content by  <> MailScanner, and is 
believed to be clean. 

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

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