Setting Required SpamAssassin Score

Jim Holland mailscanner at
Sun Nov 14 16:56:50 GMT 2010

Hi all

I am running MailScanner version 4.79.11 under Debian 5 with Exim4 version 

Using the default MailScanner.conf setting of:

	Required SpamAssassin Score = 6

I find that MailScanner is quarantining messages as spam when the score is 5:

MailScanner[16105]: Message 1PHew2-0004bD-71 from 
(postmaster at to is spam, SpamAssassin (not cached, 
score=5.002, required 5, DATE_IN_PAST_12_24 1.77, INVALID_DATE 1.65, 

I append relevant config lines.

Could someone please help out this newbie to SpamAssassin?


Jim Holland
System Administrator
Mango - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

Include Scores In SpamAssassin Report = yes
Always Include SpamAssassin Report = no
Use SpamAssassin = yes
Max SpamAssassin Size = 200k
Required SpamAssassin Score = 6
High SpamAssassin Score = 10
SpamAssassin Auto Whitelist = yes
SpamAssassin Timeout = 75
Max SpamAssassin Timeouts = 10
SpamAssassin Timeouts History = 30
Check SpamAssassin If On Spam List = yes
Include Binary Attachments In SpamAssassin = no
Cache SpamAssassin Results = yes
SpamAssassin Cache Database File = 
SpamAssassin Rule Actions =
Sender SpamAssassin Report = %report-dir%/
Log SpamAssassin Rule Actions = yes
SpamAssassin Temporary Dir = 
SpamAssassin User State Dir = /var/lib/MailScanner
SpamAssassin Install Prefix =
SpamAssassin Site Rules Dir = /etc/mail/spamassassin
SpamAssassin Local Rules Dir =
SpamAssassin Default Rules Dir =
MCP Required SpamAssassin Score = 1
MCP High SpamAssassin Score = 10
MCP Max SpamAssassin Timeouts = 20
MCP Max SpamAssassin Size = 100k
MCP SpamAssassin Timeout = 10
MCP SpamAssassin Prefs File = %mcp-dir%/mcp.spam.assassin.prefs.conf
MCP SpamAssassin User State Dir =
MCP SpamAssassin Local Rules Dir = %mcp-dir%
MCP SpamAssassin Default Rules Dir = %mcp-dir%
MCP SpamAssassin Install Prefix = %mcp-dir%
SpamAssassin Cache Timings = 1800,300,10800,172800,600
Debug SpamAssassin = no

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