[({Spam?})] FH_DATE_PAST_20XX 3.38

dcurtis at sbschools.net dcurtis at sbschools.net
Tue Jan 12 13:48:10 GMT 2010

See current post, I now have the rules being obeyed. Obviously I could
increase my spam threshold to a higher number and this would have fixed
the issue, but I run all my mailscanners this low and have prevent many
spams due to the low score and for 5 years now had no issue with such a
low threshold. 

I still have no idea why (with the same file ownership) that creating a
link to the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file as user_prefs in
/var/spool/postfix/.spamassassin/ folder works when the same link in
/etc/mail/spamassassin folder does not.

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<dcurtis at sbschools.net> wrote on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:23:30 -0500:

> Good point, and the one question that goes un answered as to what else
> might be causing the scores to not be obeyed. I have be administering
> several mailscanner installs over the past several years. I am not
> what advice I could have missed or no understood. I have tried every
> piece of advice given.

I believe that, but I think you are interpreting something on your
or in this thread the wrong way and thus don't see the probably very 
obvious problem. Not being able to set custom scores is a serious
I just realize that you use a spam threshold of 3.75. This alone is 
indicative for me that some things on your system must be misconfigured.

This threshold is the main reason why this single rule is creating
for you. There's also no point in adding all of this information to your

outgoing mail, although the chance of sensitive information being
that way is slim.
If you like me to have a look at your system you can drop me a PM. I
charge a nominal fee for this on success as I think I shouldn't do
work for free.


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