SpamAssassin 3.1.8

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at
Mon Mar 12 16:10:55 CET 2007


Tony Stocker wrote:
> All,
> I APPEAR to be having problems with SA 3.1.8 and MailScanner.
> I've used the RedHat rpm of spamassassin from the beginning without
> problems.  However on Tue Mar 6 this package was updated to
> "spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4".  Ever since this package was updated a lot
> more spam is coming through and not receiving any markings at all,
> most of it has a score line similar to this:
> "MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (not cached,
> score=0,required 3, autolearn=not spam)"
> A number of these emails are HTML emails and I have a custom rule in
> /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf which says:
> "score HTML_MESSAGE 1.0"
> So at the very least I would expect to see these messages score a 1.
> But it's like the rule isn't being seen at all.  However messages that
> trigger a URIBL rule are being scored:
> "MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (cached, score=8.726,
> required 3, URIBL_BLACK 3.00, URIBL_JP_SURBL 4.09, URIBL_SBL 1.64)"
> I have NOT made any other changes to my configuration, and this
> configuration was working *very* well until this package update.
> What additional information can I provide to help you help me? :)

To debug this I would first run spamassassin from the command line to 
make sure there are no warnings, so...

spamassassin --lint

spamassassin --lint --debug < sample-email.txt

And go from there.

Anthony Peacock
CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
"If you have an apple and I have  an apple and we  exchange apples
then you and I will still each have  one apple. But  if you have an
idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us
will have two ideas." -- George Bernard Shaw

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