SA bumps up scores for AWL entries

Golden, James jgolden at
Fri Jul 28 15:13:50 IST 2006

On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 20:55 -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:

> Does anyone understand why SA bumps scores up instead of down for 
> addresses that are in the auto white-list database? I.e. here is an 
> example spam report:
> not spam, SpamAssassin (not cached, score=2.302, required 3.5, AWL 1.34, 
> BAYES_50 0.00, NO_REAL_NAME 0.96)
> Isn't the point of auto white listing to reduce the score?

>From What I understand AWL is not a "white-list" database really.  It is
an averager.  So it looks like that particular email scored a 2.302, but
AWL has a higher average for that sender, so it upped the score by 1.34.

Hope that makes sense.

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