Message rules don't work, but if message forwarded, it does???

Chris Barber cbarber at
Thu Nov 6 17:23:33 GMT 2008

> Glenn,
> Thanks for the reply. You had me scared for a second there, but no
> was no white listing going on. I verified the envelope addresses. This
> issue seems to happen randomly a least a couple times a day to some
> users.
> Any other ideas?
> Thanks,
> Chris
>Didn't mean to scare you, just point at one (semi-obvious:-)
>When it happens do you see anything ... curious .... in the logs?
>Nothing about "Unscanned" messages or timeouts or suchlike?
>Also... Tell a bit about versions etc, since this just might be a
>known bug/issue...
>-- Glenn
>email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
>work: glenn < dot > steen < at > ap1 < dot > se

I don't see anything unusual in the logs. No timeouts and nothing about
unscanned that I can see. MailScanner processes the message normally it

It gets an SA score, but the only rules that hit are:
0.10 BAYES_50 Bayesian spam probability is 40 to 60% 
0.00 HTML_MESSAGE HTML included in message 
-0.00 SPF_PASS SPF: sender matches SPF record

Then when the same message is forwarded to me from the user, (Through
the same MailScanner server) the rule hits show:
-0.74 BAYES_20 Bayesian spam probability is 5 to 20% 
0.00 HTML_MESSAGE HTML included in message 
2.96 URIBL_BLACK Contains an URL listed in the URIBL blacklist 
3.50 URIBL_OB_SURBL Contains an URL listed in the OB SURBL blocklist

Notice that now the URL is beting detected, but why not before?

Cent OS 5.2
MailScanner 4.72.5
Spamassassin 3.2.5
Perl 5.8.8
MIME::Tools 5.427
HTML::Parser 3.56

Let me know if there are versions of anything else you would like to see


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