Spam-Virus scoring not working any more for me

Michael Mansour micoots at
Tue Sep 21 08:24:21 IST 2010


I've just realised recently that 3rd party signatures from clam (SaneSecurity DB's) are no longer detected as "spam-virus" but blocked as viruses.

I've checked and it's been like this for a couple of months, yet I know I had this working 100% many months ago.

I'm running the latest MailScanner 4.81.4

I've checked my MailScanner.conf and my values are still correct for:

Spam-Virus Header

which lists the header and:

Virus Names Which Are Spam

where I list the signature DB's. None of that has changed.

I then checked my file, and have the correct SA entries for:


The only difference I see between the:

Spam-Virus Header

entry and the:


entry is the ":" at the end of the "Spam-Virus Header" in MailScanner.conf

But again, I know this worked fine for months, a couple of months ago.

I've checked spamassassin and it does definately read the file.

Any ideas how I can trouble-shoot this problem?




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