Two issues with MailScanner

David Mehler dave.mehler at
Wed Apr 13 17:13:50 UTC 2016


I'm running a FreeBSD 10.3 system on amd64 in a vps. I'm using the
latest 3.1 of Postfix and MailScanner 4.85.2.

I can send and receive mail, so that is working and it's all going
through MailScanner so that's good.

I've got two issues. One is a performance issue of MailScanner. I sent
a message through, from an external email client going over tls to my
gmail account. When the message hit postfix it passed it off to
MailScanner for processing at 12:33. MailScanner processed and
returned it to Postfix but did so at 12:36 so I've got a three minute
processing delay. Is there anything I can do to speed that up?

My second issue also related to a sent message though not the same one
as discussed in the last paragraph, every message I'm sending through
is getting a spam subject tag applied, and a spam score of 2. I'm
going to include anomized headers at the end of this message.

I'd appreciate any help on either of these issues.


                      Delivered-To: dave.mehler at
Received: by with SMTP id v3csp52991wjt;
        Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:11:44 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by with SMTP id q104mr11766992qgq.104.1460560304552;
        Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:11:44 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <email at>
Received: from (Sending-Host. [])
        by with ESMTPS id v2si14555172qhc.83.2016.
        for <dave.mehler at>
        (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
        Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:11:44 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass ( domain of email at designates as permitted sender);
       dkim=neutral (body hash did not verify);
       spf=pass ( domain of email at designates as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=email at
X-Spam-Status: Yes
X-host-MailScanner-Watermark: 1461164943.13961 at 5NMEueHOw3b4TN3OZZLGNg
X-host-MailScanner-To: dave.mehler at
X-host-MailScanner-From: email at
X-host-MailScanner-SpamScore: 2
X-host-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, spamhaus-ZEN,
	SpamAssassin (not cached, score=2, required 4, MR_BAD_ORGA_1 2.00)
X-host-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-host-MailScanner-ID: A184A153AB.A8D3A
X-host-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP for more information
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