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26th March 2009, 05:11
Just installed it today. It seems that amavis spam handing got changed from RC2.


$final_virus_destiny = D_DISCARD; # (defaults to D_BOUNCE)
$final_banned_destiny = D_BOUNCE; # (defaults to D_BOUNCE)
$final_spam_destiny = D_REJECT; # (defaults to D_REJECT)
$final_bad_header_destiny = D_PASS; # (defaults to D_PASS), D_BOUNCE suggested


$final_virus_destiny = D_BOUNCE;
$final_spam_destiny = D_PASS;
$final_banned_destiny = D_BOUNCE;
$final_bad_header_destiny = D_PASS;

I looked into it because email that was higher than SPAM kill level from the console was leaking through.

Any thoughts???

26th March 2009, 10:31
The spam kill level is set in ISPConfig for every policy individually and not in this file. the setting in the rc2 was wrong as it caused nmail to be deleted even if spam scanning was deactivated for an account or domain.

30th March 2009, 00:31
Same on my side...

I cannot find the way for emails tagged above the "Kill level" to be killed, for real. Any idea ?

(I upgraded from the to the 3.0.1 version, might it be linked ?)

30th March 2009, 01:49
Same problem here. On the normal policy setting it is now passing things that are even marked spam in the logs.

Mar 29 17:42:14 blacksun amavis[1433]: (01433-01) Passed SPAM, [] [] <bambikay@XXXXX.org> -> <bambikay@XXXXX.org>, Message-ID: <20090329224212.8A70CA344@blacksun.XXXXXXXXX.com>, mail_id: D69Pwx2bjIMt, Hits: 29.839, size: 2327, queued_as: 8286DA345, 1675 ms

Before upgrading to 3.0.1 from this was working fine and things marked spam were not being delivered.

Any ideas what we need to change to fix this? My real fear is virus infected mail getting through.

Thank you,

30th March 2009, 02:03
For more information:

I changed the following line in /etc/amavis/conf.d/50-user:
$final_spam_destiny = D_PASS;
$final_spam_destiny = D_DISCARD;

then restarted amavis and my server is now blocking spam again, such as:

Mar 29 17:55:53 blacksun amavis[2593]: (02593-01) Blocked SPAM, [] [] <jeremiah@XXXXX.org> -> <jeremiah@XXXXX.org>, Message-ID: <20090329225551.3E2CCA344@blacksun.XXXXXXXXX.com>, mail_id: NDVWtU6Y74vx, Hits: 31.039, size: 2304, 999 ms

So it appears that the policy setting in ISPConfig are not correctly controlling the flow of spam.

Thank you,

3rd May 2009, 15:52
is there any thread where these policies are explained? I just started experimenting with ispcfg3 and am quite confused about these "virus lover" "spam lover" etc. expressions as I don't know what they mean and what happens in the background based on them...

3rd May 2009, 18:08
Please take a look into the amavisd-new documentation, there is no additional documentation from our side available.

3rd May 2009, 19:01
In defense of the ISPConfig's settings, I have worked at companies where deleting of spam is a cardinal sin. One man spam was another's million dollar deal. What we did was store all spam for later retrieval.

I have not tried out the spam bucket

It would be interesting to integrate something like: Maia Mailguard. Something to give a per user instead of per site manager access to spam settings.

On my system, I don't want to deal with that and delete incoming spam.

It is what I would call in my day job a "Management decision."

3rd May 2009, 19:35
k, just reading through the docu, but maybe someone can throw in, how to get SPAMS delivered into a folder called SPAM and all others, virus, banned headers, etc. into a folder called VIRUS? (for each mail user actualy) and can these folders be automatically generated?

just give me a hint, what files to alter... I knew how to do this in ispcfg2 but ispcfg3 works with different masterfiles...