Getting tons of spam with negative scores

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by unsichtbare, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare HowtoForge Supporter

    It seems like the volume of spam on my server is up about 400% in the last couple weeks. Here's what the headers look like:
    X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.4 (2008-01-01) on
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=-87.3 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_50,
    How can I filter this?

  2. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    adjust the SA configuration so that it gives you the test results as well as which tests returned values.
    Than figure out from there which test scores are out of whack
  3. topdog

    topdog HowtoForge Supporter

    It could be bayes poisoning you need to dump your bayes database and also check this rule USER_IN_WHITELIST it could be reversing the score on all the other rules.
  4. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare HowtoForge Supporter

    Sounds great! How do I dump the DB? Is: /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/tools/spamassassin/etc/mail/spamassassin/ the correct path to adjust SpamAssassin?

  5. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    installing webmin from will probably help you quite a bit with the SA data and configurations.
  6. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare HowtoForge Supporter

    Where is the value USER_IN_WHITELIST coming from? I have tried changing my SpamAssasin configuration to no avail, still tons of spam and it is always from a user to that user: from mike to mike

    Thanks for the replies!

    Return-Path: <>
    X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.4 (2008-01-01) on
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=-81.8 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_80,BODY_ENHANCEMENT2,
    	URIBL_SC_SURBL,USER_IN_WHITELIST autolearn=no version=3.2.4
    Received: by (Postfix)
    	id EAC891B515E; Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:38:15 -0700 (MST)
    Received: from 6d5e70435c3a448.domain (unknown [])
    	by (Postfix) with SMTP id D0B9A1B5150;
    	Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:38:14 -0700 (MST)
    To: <>
    Subject: Discount ID: 2675
    From: <>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Importance: High
    Content-Type: text/html
    Message-Id: <>
    Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:38:14 -0700 (MST)
    X-Virus-Status: No
    X-Virus-Checker-Version: clamassassin 1.2.4 with clamscan / ClamAV 0.92/8762/Mon Dec 15 07:57:35 2008

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