leaky gateway

Simon Jones simonmjones at gmail.com
Tue May 5 13:40:46 IST 2009

2009/5/5 Martin Hepworth <maxsec at gmail.com>:
> Simon
> the cached here means it's already seen it and scored it 'low'. Try removing
> the spamassassin cache and restarting mailscanner in the system.
> http://wiki.mailscanner.info/doku.php?id=maq:index#getting_the_best_out_of_spamassassin
> NB I'd say 3 a little low for a 'low spam threshold' anyway, you're quite
> likely to hit alot of ham. I'd look at what rulesets you've got and see if
> iXhasf and the sought ruleset (and others) help
> 2009/5/5 Simon Jones <simonmjones at gmail.com>
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm running a distributed system, one of the gateways seems to have
>> sprung a leek though and is letting some spam through which is being
>> caught on the other systems.  I copied the config files between the
>> systems to ensure consistancy when the systems were built so I'm
>> wondering if it could be some other weakness I haven't considered,
>> perhaps a time-out or setitng which causes the messages to be sent
>> through unscanned or part scanned perhaps?  I'm using mailwatch too
>> and can see the scores in the message headers, an example of one is
>> below;
>> thanks for any help or suggestions you may offer,
>> 2.44
>> Spam Report: Score Matching Rule Description
>>  cached
>>  score=2.441
>> 3 required
>>  autolearn=disabled
>> 0.50 FH_HELO_EQ_D_D_D_D Helo is d-d-d-d
>> 0.17 HTML_IMAGE_RATIO_04 HTML has a low ratio of text to image area
>> 0.00 HTML_MESSAGE HTML included in message
>> 1.67 MIME_HTML_ONLY Message only has text/html MIME parts
>> 0.10 RDNS_DYNAMIC Delivered to trusted network by host with
>> dynamic-looking rDNS
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> Martin Hepworth
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thanks Martin,

I'll give that a go, would never have thought of it!

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