SA scores

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Wed Jan 9 21:21:52 GMT 2008

Serhan Sevim wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I'm trying to bump up the SA scores in the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file as
> seen below. 
> I make the modifications,restart MailScanner, receive few spam and still see
> BAYES_99 score as 3.5, any ideas?

Is your spam.assassin.prefs.conf a symlink to /etc/mail/spamassassin/

If not, it's probably not being used at all.

> score BAYES_00 -6.0
> score BAYES_05 -3.0
> score BAYES_95  5.0
> score BAYES_99  6.0

Side note: I'd recommend against such dramatic scores for the bayes rules. 
Bayes_99, by definition, can have up to a 1% false positive rate. In practice 
it's generally a lot better.. but..

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