spamhaus-ZEN is found but no points are awarded?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue May 26 13:48:50 IST 2009

Also, by doing a SpamAssassin check on a message which was already found 
in a "Spam List", you are just wasting CPU and network resources doing a 
large check on a message, for which you then ignore the result anyway 
(normally). So you might want to consider switching off the SpamAssassin 
check on hosts found in Spam Lists.

On 26/05/2009 12:35, Martin Hepworth wrote:
> Remco
> This is because MaiLScanner is doing the spamhaus check and not 
> spamassaddin - ie it's defined in Mailscanner.conf in the "Spam List" 
> option.
> Autowhitelist results vary - I find for a large ( > 10) mixed user 
> base it's not good and soon false positives badly.
> -- 
> Martin Hepworth
> Oxford, UK
> 2009/5/26 Remco Barendse <mailscanner at 
> <mailto:mailscanner at>>
>     I did a bare metal new installation of MailScanner. Everything
>     seems to work ok but i am curious about one thing.
>     MailScanner checks the message against spamhaus-ZEN and finds it
>     is listed but there is no score awarded to the e-mail.
>     Why is this? Now the spams are scoring lower than they should and
>     they are now slipping through because they are just below the high
>     scoring mark :
>     X-linuxgw-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, spamhaus-ZEN,
>            SpamAssassin (not cached, score=9.763, required 6,
>     DCC_CHECK 3.00,
>            FH_HELO_EQ_D_D_D_D 0.50, FH_HOST_EQ_VERIZON_P 1.10,
>            HELO_DYNAMIC_IPADDR 2.94, HTML_MESSAGE 0.00, RCVD_IN_PBL 0.51,
>            RCVD_IN_SORBS_DUL 1.61, RDNS_DYNAMIC 0.10)
>     And i guess that adding some points for ZEN listing should also
>     help in getting the database improved?
>     Then a slightly different question, is using use_auto_whitelist a
>     good idea?
>     Thanks list!
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