SpamScore + Custom Functions

Nick Brown nick at
Tue Apr 7 06:35:11 IST 2009

Hi All,

Quick question, I'm in the process of building out a new MailScanner MX 
cluster, and in past lives have always used SQLSpamScores + 
SQLBlackWhitelist perl files provided by MailWatch to give us a SQL 
Backend to which we then have our own frontend.

The problem is - and you will have to excuse me if this should be to the 
MailWatch list as oposed to MailScanner - that the DB entries, Ie. High 
+ Low scores are only loaded each time MailScanner is reloaded - we can 
prove this by enabling MySQL Query Logging and sending an email - there 
is no lookup made to the Scores table at all. I am sure this was not 
always the case - however I can't see any reference to it in the 
changelog. Can someone advise if I am doing something wrong or if I am 
losing my memory :-)

Looking  at the Perl files themselves it does appear that they are 
written to load the list in one big hit, however I can also remember 
someone getting up me once before for cron'ing a reload every hour, as 
this really does seem like a poor way to solve the issue.

Many thanks in advance.


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