Mailscanner not catching SPAM but manual run via SA catches it

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Fri Nov 10 16:35:04 GMT 2006

Dan Carl wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm perplexed,
> Today I took a spam email from my inbox that got through Mailscanner and
> saved it to my mail server.
> I then ran it though spamassassin(spamassassin -t test.eml) and it caught it
> as SPAM.
> What's up with that??
> Just yesterday I upgraded to the latest version of Mailscanner (thanks
> volunteers)
> because a lot of spam was getting through. After many hours of work I also
> installed the Fuzzy OCR plugin.
> Mailscanner appears to be working fine and using spamassassin.
> My maillog shows lines this:
> MailScanner[7707]: SpamAssassin cache hit for message kAAFfqxU010369
> Thanks in advance
Check the SA paths in MailScanner to make sure you're running the same 
rules - also check you've only got one perl and one SA installed.

IF you've run sa-update make sure MS knows about it by setting

SpamAssassin Local State Dir = /var/lib

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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