Spamassassin Problem

Darren Walker darren at
Sat May 17 14:08:56 IST 2008


Have cut the main sections that I think are relevant. I have tried upgrading
to the latest versions of both MailScanner and Spamassassin, but there is
still a problem if I turn on Spam Checks

Spam Checks = yes
Spam List = spamhaus-ZEN # You can un-comment this to enable them
Spam Domain List =
Spam Lists To Be Spam = 1
Spam Lists To Reach High Score = 2
Spam List Timeout = 7
Spam List Timeouts History = 10
Is Definitely Not Spam = %rules-dir%/spam.whitelist.rules
Is Definitely Spam = no
Definite Spam Is High Scoring = yes
Ignore Spam Whitelist If Recipients Exceed = 20
Ignore Spam Whitelist If Recipients Exceed = 20
Max Spam Check Size = 200k

# What to do with spam

#Spam Actions = store forward anonymous at
Spam Actions = deliver header "X-Spam-Status: Yes"
High Scoring Spam Actions = delete
Non Spam Actions = deliver header "X-Spam-Status: No"
SpamAssassin Rule Actions =
Sender Spam Report = %report-dir%/
Sender Spam List Report = %report-dir%/
Sender SpamAssassin Report = %report-dir%/
Recipient Spam Report = %report-dir%/
Bounce Spam As Attachment = no



-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of shuttlebox
Sent: 16 May 2008 19:25
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Spamassassin Problem

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Darren Walker <darren at> wrote:
>  Hi
>  I have set MailScanner to use ClamAV and Spamassassin.
>  Mail is coming in and obviously a large amout of it is SPAM.
>  I have set High Scoring Spam with a level of 10 to be deleted
>  When I turn on 'spam checks' on - no action is taken on the mail.
>  SpamAssassin confirms that it is spam but doesn't delete it - but nor
>  it deliver it. The mail just builds up in the
>  If I turn off spam checking then it works fine. I have run Maliscanner
>  --lint and it finds no problems.
>  I have left it turned on for about an hour and no email is deleted or
>  delivered.
>  Any ideas?

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