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SpamAssassin Headers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gammahelixx, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. gammahelixx

    gammahelixx Member

    Sep 1, 2004
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    A customer brought up this interesting point:

    In the CPanel "E-mail Filtering" section of the "Mail" tool, when a filter is added, it gives the hint:

    Hint: To filter all mail that SpamAssasin has marked as spam, just choose "SpamAssassin Spam Header", "begins with", and then enter "Yes" in the box.

    The trouble is, one of the tests that it uses is the BAYES test. So the X-Spam-Status header will have a YES in it just from the bottom half of the BAYES test.

    You shouldn't be giving that hint because it will mark ALL X-Spam-Status headers that have "BAYES" in them (nearly all of them) as spam.

    I know that the "SpamAssassin" automatically can move mail to the spam folder, so this rule is not necessary, but you still give the hint. And some people will want that filter because they have some other cascaded filters that may produce that line.
  2. h2oski

    h2oski Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
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    from my experience, this is only true if you select:

    "SpamAssassin Spam Header" -> "contains" -> "Yes"

    The "starts with" clause prevents this from happening

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