Problem with latest version on RH 5.2

Brendan Pirie bpirie at
Fri Aug 21 20:48:33 IST 2009

Erik Bloodaxe wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks
> Erik

It's entirely possible, if not probable, that is the cause.


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