More descriptive body spam message

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Jul 30 14:00:08 IST 2009

On 30/07/2009 13:11, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
> Jules Field wrote:
>> On 23/07/2009 12:00, Mauricio Tavares wrote:
>>>     I received a spam mail from one of my other accounts in which 
>>> their spamassassin detected the spam. That is fine, nothing 
>>> specially really. But what it had that was interesting to me was the 
>>> amount of info shown on the body of the message about the said spam:
>>> =============================%< ====================================
>>> Spam detection software, running on the system "", has
>>> identified this incoming email as possible spam.  The original message
>>> has been attached to this so you can view it (if it isn't spam) or 
>>> label
>>> similar future email.  If you have any questions, see
>>> the administrator of that system for details.
>>>    [...]
>>> Content analysis details:   (6.9 points, 5.0 required)
>>>  pts rule name              description
>>> ---- ---------------------- 
>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>  0.0 MISSING_MID            Missing Message-Id: header
>>>  1.3 MISSING_HEADERS        Missing To: header
>>>  1.0 BAYES_60               BODY: Bayesian spam probability is 60 to 
>>> 80%
>>>                             [score: 0.6317]
>>>  0.0 HTML_MESSAGE           BODY: HTML included in message
>>>  1.5 MIME_HTML_ONLY         BODY: Message only has text/html MIME parts
>>>  0.0 FORGED_OUTLOOK_HTML    Outlook can't send HTML message only
>>>  3.1 FORGED_MUA_OUTLOOK     Forged mail pretending to be from MS 
>>> Outlook
>>> The original message was not completely plain text, and may be 
>>> unsafe to
>>> open with some email clients; in particular, it may contain a virus,
>>> or confirm that your address can receive spam.  If you wish to view
>>> it, it may be safer to save it to a file and open it with an editor.
>>> =============================%< ====================================
>>> A lot of that MailScanner already does, but in a shorthand version 
>>> on the header. Is there a way to do something like the above, as in 
>>> append that to the top of the body of the mail that by now is 
>>> already defanged?
>> Add a spam action "encapsulate" and you will find you get a lot of that.
>     Getting into my Homer Simpson mode here: how do I do that? =)
As I said in a previous article in this thread, it's actually called 
"attachment" in the "Spam Actions". Read up on Spam Actions in 
MailScanner.conf or in the book.


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