"too big for spam checks"

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Feb 25 20:01:52 GMT 2009

on 2-25-2009 11:14 AM Paul Lamb spake the following:
> 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
> or dropped?
> 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
> Thanks,
> Paul
Maximum Message Size is the only one that I remember that would drop a message.

Can you post log snippets of the messages being dropped?

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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