Every email is tagged as spam

Gerard gerard at seibercom.net
Tue Apr 1 11:28:30 IST 2008

On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 08:32:03 +0800
"Glen Prestidge" <tech1 at computer-care.com.au> wrote:

>  Gerard <gerard at seibercom.net>

> "Glen Prestidge" <tech1 at computer-care.com.au> wrote:
> > I am having a problem with a customer's server running freebsd 6.2
> > with Mailscanner + clamav + Spamassin
> > These are the version of what is currently installed 
> > p5-Mail-SpamAssassin-3.1.7_1 
> > clamav-0.88.
> > MailScanner-4.55.10
> > Every email that we get send to that server is classified as spam
> > even though no text in the email or it's from a legitimate source 
> > I am reluctant to upgrade the software, using the portmanager
> > program on freebsd - it installs a new version of mail tools which
> > knocks out mailscanner.
> > This only started since Thursday of last week and nothing on the
> > server has been updated from what I can see, and staff at the office
> > don't have access to any of the servers there.
> First, check to see if you are using ordb.org. If you are, remove it.
> There are several postings on this list, and others, regarding it.
> Second, the program versions you listed above are seriously
> out-of-date. Especially, 'clamav', which I believe had a security
> problem that was corrected in the newest version. In any case, its
> scanning speed was improved vastly.
> I use FreeBSD myself, so I know something about it. I would recommend
> that you first update your ports tree. Then, assuming you are using
> the latest version of 'portmanager', run: 'portmanager -u -p -l -y'
> sans quotation marks. Reboot the system and check to see if
> 'Mailscanner' starts and runs correctly. It should. If not, reinstall
> 'MailScanner'.
> cd /usr/ports/mail/mailscanner
> make clean && make && make deinstall && make reinstall
> Actually, I do not have a problem when updating. I am not sure why you
> would either.

> Hi Gerard / others
> Not sure about where I am going to turn this off, I have only just
> starting playing around with this software ( or learning it) 
> The items are now updated I have run portmanager
> p5-Mail-SpamAssassin-3.2.4_3
> MailScanner-4.67.6_1
> clamav-0.92.1_1
> This server that these apps were installed on, has not been updated
> for about 6mths and this all started occurring prior to the
> portupgrade / portmanager

Glen, please don't top post. It makes following a thread a lot more
difficult than it needs to be.

Could you please describe in detail exactly what your problem is now.
You will need to include logs, configuration files, etc. where relevant
to the problem(s) you are experiencing.

For the record, did you remove any reference to: ordb.org in your
configuration file? Also, did you try rebooting your system after
updating? You should also check out the clamd.conf file since it is
significantly different from the one you were using with your older
version of clamav. Changes made to these files will not be reflected
until you restart the daemons; therefore, I would suggest that you make
any required modifications to them prior to rebooting the system or
restarting the programs.

One last thing, since I do not know the specifics of your system, did
you read the '/usr/ports/UPDATING' file to see if there were any notes
that pertained to files being updated on your system? It is always a
good place to start.

gerard at seibercom.net

The early worm gets the bird.
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