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SpamAssassin content limit issue?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by DJMaze2, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. DJMaze2

    DJMaze2 Member

    Jun 10, 2005
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    Since the removal of SPF in Exim en relying on SpamAssassin, i've noticed a bug.
    Some e-mails were never analyzed by SpamAssassin and went straight into the inbox without Spam notification.

    So what happened:
    1. a 1.9 MB acquisition fraud e-mail with invoice PDF by "" received from an * server
    2. the SPF failed (they now have that fixed)
    3. SpamAssassin never analyzed the e-mail due to the 200kb content limit
    4. e-mail placed in inbox without X-Spam headers

    Ok, we can't stop Microsoft from allowing to send spam, but we should be able to improve SpamAssassin.

    I've now set SpamAssassin to analyze 2000kb, is that better?
    #1 DJMaze2, Jul 4, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 5, 2018
  2. cPanelLauren

    cPanelLauren Forums Analyst II
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    If the issue was that the mail wasn't scanned due to meeting the 200kb limit increasing that limit would resolve the issue though you should keep an eye on the spamd service for increased load due to the increase resource usage it will take to scan larger messages. This might not be consequential though if the server isn't busy or there aren't a lot of email's that large.

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