Spam Actions not honored

Mark Sapiro mark at
Tue Nov 13 19:08:13 UTC 2018

On 11/13/18 10:44 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> I'm running MailScanner 5.1.2-2 with a few additional patches for MSMilter.
> It seems my Spam Actions are not being honored.
> I have Spam Actions = %rules-dir%/spam_action.rules and the rules file
> contains
> To:     /[@.]xxx\.(net|org)$/ deliver
> To:     /webminion at aaa(bbb)?.org$/ deliver
> FromOrTo:       default store forward msapiro+spam at
> yet spam messages which are scored as spam and which do not match either
> of the non-default conditions are stored, but delivered and not forwarded.
> Here's a typical set of log messages:
> Nov 13 02:04:11 sbh16 MailScanner[23114]: Spam Checks: Found 1 spam messages
> Nov 13 02:04:11 sbh16 MailScanner[23114]: Requeue: 75D5C1A421.A132B to
> 1CC9C11826B3

Further examination of logs from a non-milter configuration indicates
that the above sequence is normal, but the requeued message should be
delivered to msapiro+spam at, but in the milter case, it
is delivered to the original recipient.

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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