Inconsistant mailscanner/spamassassin results


Well-Known Member
Nov 1, 2003
Northern Ontario, Canada
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I just noticed some really inconsistant mailscanner/spamassassin results and thought it was pretty interesting. I wonder if anyone else has seen things like this? I am using chirpy's mailscanner/spamassassin solution.

I received two identical pieces of spam at about the same time, to two different clients. There is no doubt it is spam.

For one piece, here are the scanning results,
SpamAssassin Score: 1.00
Score Matching Rule Description
cached not
6 required
0.00 BAYES_50 Bayesian spam probability is 40 to 60%
0.91 RCVD_IN_PBL Received via a relay in Spamhaus PBL
0.10 RDNS_NONE Delivered to trusted network by a host with no rDNS

Here is the other
SpamAssassin Score: 12.46
Score Matching Rule Description
cached not
5 required
2.00 BAYES_80 Bayesian spam probability is 80 to 95%
0.99 DATE_IN_PAST_12_24 Date: is 12 to 24 hours before Received: date
2.17 DCC_CHECK Listed in DCC (
0.00 FH_HELO_EQ_D_D_D_D Helo is d-d-d-d
4.39 HELO_DYNAMIC_IPADDR2 Relay HELO'd using suspicious hostname (IP addr 2)
0.88 RCVD_IN_SORBS_DUL SORBS: sent directly from dynamic IP address
0.10 RDNS_DYNAMIC Delivered to trusted network by host with dynamic-looking rDNS