Spam but no randomly no Spam Report

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Jun 26 09:41:39 IST 2009

Aha, well done for tracking down that case, I've been looking for that 
bug for ages.
Due to your diagnostics I now have what should fix it.

Please try the attached patch to 
/usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ and then restart MailScanner.

Thanks for helping!

On 26/06/2009 05:08, Gary Faith wrote:
> Follow Up!  After doing more digging, I believe that I have found the 
> common thread when the problem occurs.  The spamreport field only 
> seems to be blank when isspam & isrblspam flags are set.  If issaspam 
> and/or ishighspam are set then spamreport has data.
> isspam    tinyint(1)            =1
> ishighspam  tinyint(1)       =0
> issaspam  tinyint(1)          =0
> isrblspam  tinyint(1)         =1
> spamwhitelisted  tinyint(1)    =0
> spamblacklisted  tinyint(1)    =0
> sascore  decimal(7,2)      some value
> spamreport  text   {Empty}
> I hope this helps shine light on my problem.  Any ideas why this is 
> happening?
> Thanks,
> Gary
> >>> "Gary Faith" <gafaith at> 6/25/2009 11:14 PM >>>
> Running MailScanner 4.75.11 on SLES 10 SP2 X86_64.  When viewing the 
> information via MailWatch, I see the following on the details page:
> SpamAssassin Spam: Y   Action(s): store, deliver, header, 
> "X-Spam-Status:, Yes"
> High Scoring Spam: N
> SpamAssassin Spam: N
> Listed in RBL: N
> Spam Whitelisted: N
> Spam Blacklisted: N
> SpamAssassin Autolearn: N
> SpamAssassin Score:1.66
> The problem is Spam Report is blank.  This happens on a few seemingly 
> random messages while most have something in the spamreport field.  I 
> have verified this in the database that it definitely null.  Any 
> reason why all the data except the spam report would be logged to 
> mysql?  Could this be a spamassassin timeout problem?
> Thanks,
> Gary Faith


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