On X-Spam-Status, X-Spam-Flag, X-MailScanner-SpamCheck, and other weirdness

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 14:44:15 IST 2009

Glenn Steen wrote:
> 2009/8/17 Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>:
>> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 04:16:03PM -0400, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
>>>>        I see what you mean, In fact, in my MailScanner.conf we have lines
>>>>        like
>>>> Spam Actions = deliver header "X-Spam-Status: Yes"
>>>> But one of the questions I have is that when it sees that header in the
>>>> mail, it does not wipe it and puts its own version. Instead it appends the
>>>> reply to the currently existing header, hence the
>>>> X-Spam-Status: No, Yes
>>> Look at the documentation for the Multiple Headers setting in
>>> MailScanner.conf
>>> and see if changing it to
>>> Multiple Headers = replace
>>> solves your problem.
>>        Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that and it is still appending to
>> that header. I also tried doing
>> clear_headers
>> remove header all Status
>> in spam.assassin.prefs.conf with the same result. I think it just does not
>> like me...

	I agree completely, but since I feel like I am on the end of my rope 
here, I am trying anything I can think of. If fact, if someone told me 
to rub a dead chicken on the server, I would go poultry shopping... :)

> As Jules said, the SA bit shouldn't matter. Did you remember to
> restart MS after editing MailScanner.conf?

About restarting MS, I actually told it to first stop and then start 
instead of just /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart kinda thing.
> Cheers

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