Message too big for spam checks

Eduardo Casarero ecasarero at
Wed Apr 18 21:37:22 IST 2007

2007/4/18, Richard Frovarp <Richard.Frovarp at>:
> Eduardo Casarero wrote:
> > hi, i've a case of an email that seemed to skip the black/whitelist
> > filter. Three emails where detected by the blacklist, and a fourth was
> > delivered as HAM. The only diference is the email size, that in the
> > last case was bigger than the "too big for spam" limit.
> >
> > Did anyone had the same issue?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Eduardo.
> >
> Look for Max Spam Check Size in MailScanner.conf
> --

# Spammers do not have the power to send out huge messages to everyone as
# it costs them too much (more smaller messages makes more profit than less
# very large messages). So if a message is bigger than a certain size, it
# is highly unlikely to be spam. Limiting this saves a lot of time checking
# huge messages.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Max Spam Check Size = 150000

It does not clarify if it bypass white/blacklist checking.

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