Spam Scanning Larger Messages

Michael Scheidell michael.scheidell at
Tue Jun 14 17:56:52 CEST 2011

On 6/14/11 11:05 AM, Clayton Keller wrote:
> I know in 2.6.3 the ability to pass partial messages to SpamAssassin 
> was put into place:
> "- large messages beyond $sa_mail_body_size_limit are now partially 
> passed to SpamAssassin and other spam scanners for checking: a copy 
> passed to a spam scanner is truncated near or slightly past the 
> indicated limit. Large messages are no longer given an almost free 
> passage through spam checks"
> Is it possible to revert back to the previous method of not scanning 
> these messages? Or is it considered better practice to go ahead and 
> provide some scanning giving the attachment and image type spams we 
> see periodically these days?
so, you want the spammers to just attach a 500K pdf, or image and you 
give them a free pass?
Just curious, what advantage do you think this will give you?

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