"too big for spam checks"
pal at mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 25 19:14:11 GMT 2009
I have noticed a number of MailScanner messages in /var/log/messages
of the form:-
MailScanner: Message <number> from ... is too big for spam check
Such messages are dropped which I find surprising as the comments in
MailScanner.conf against Max Spam Check Size include:-
# ...if a message is bigger than a certain size, it
# is highly unlikely to be spam. Limiting this saves
# a lot of time checking huge messages.
This suggests to me that larger messages should be accepted. (I believe
that this was the case with the last versions of
MailScanner/Spamassassin that I used).
The few messages to the list about this error message do not explicitly
answer these two questions:-
Do we expect messages larger than Max Spam Check Size to be accepted
Is there another parameter involved in addition to
Max Spam Check Size = 200M
Max SpamAssassin Size = 200k
I am running MailScanner version 4.72.5 and Spamassassin version 3.2.4
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