Problem with latest version on RH 5.2

Erik Bloodaxe E.Bloodaxe at
Fri Aug 21 20:42:31 IST 2009

Brendan Pirie wrote:
> Erik Bloodaxe wrote:
>> Erik Bloodaxe wrote:
>>> I am finding that some messages which have negative SPAM scores are 
>>> taged with {Spam?}.  This appears not to be a spamassasin problem 
>>> but some interaction between spamassasin and MailScanner.  the 
>>> versions are SpamAssassin version 3.2.4  running on Perl version 
>>> 5.8.8.  Can anyone assist?  I am unsure of how to track down where 
>>> the problem lies.  The install is a standard of RedHat 5.2 and a 
>>> standard install of MailScanner (tar file version)?
>>> I have some example messages but do not want to share these with the 
>>> list.
>>> Regards
>> To add a bit more I have copies of some messages which were tagged 
>> when sent, but, when I send them through again do not get tagged!
>> This is an intermittent problem and realy annoying
>> Help!
>> Erik
> Erik,
> Are you using Spam List = or Spam Domain List = ?  If so then if Spam 
> Lists To Be Spam is triggered, it will be marked as spam even if the 
> SA score is negative.
> Brendan
I should have added I do not see this behaviour with Mail Scanner  
4.57.6 and SpamAssassin version 3.1.9  running on Perl version 5.8.8
On the new system, with the problem, I have
Spam List = MAPS+RBL+ spamhaus-ZEN

Spam Domain List =

while the older system (with out problem I have
Spam List = SBL+XBL  MAPS-RBL+ #costs money (except

Spam Domain List =

SBL+XBL translates to a sub list of spamhaus-ZEN.  So the difference is 
small.  Would this account for the problem?



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