Using ClamAV to find spam

Brent Addis brent.addis at
Thu Aug 2 23:49:42 IST 2007

Try the clamav spamassassin plugin. If your spam scores high enough it shouldn't be virus scanned and won't scew your stats.,-safely-t4115144.html has an example about halfway through the comments at the bottom.


From: mailscanner-bounces at on behalf of Andy Wright
Sent: Fri 3/08/2007 10:42 a.m.
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Using ClamAV to find spam

Hi list,

I've enabled the "ClamAV Full Message Scan" option and installed the
sanesecurity sigs. Clam is nicely finding loads (and loads... and
loads...!) of spam, but of course is causing all these messages to be
tagged as Virused. This is  making my MailWatch screen a sea of red and
skewing the stats such that I appear to be receiving loads of viruses
instead of spam.

Is it possible to get MailScanner to look at the report from ClamAV and
determine if the message is really spam rather than virused ?

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