Spam Score Analysis

Matt Goodman matt at
Thu Sep 8 21:36:23 CEST 2011

Look inside ./updates_spamassassin_org :)

And test is a pre-defined set of rules (maintained in this case by that evaluate each email message. Go inside that
subdirectory and examine those files, and you'll see the (thousands of)
tests which every email is evaluated against.

-----Original Message-----
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Carlos Mennens
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:09 AM
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Subject: Re: Spam Score Analysis

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Matt Goodman <matt at> wrote:
> Yes... tests=[BAYES_00, KHOP_DYNAMIC, RCVD_IN_PBL....etc.] are all "tests"
> under SpamAssassin. Each of those tests assign a score. On my system, 
> the tests are stored in /var/lib/spamassassin/

I do appear to have the directory structure you speak of however I don't see
what you described. Am I looking in the wrong section?

[root at mail spamassassin]# pwd

[root at mail spamassassin]# ls -lt
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 27 05:52 3.003001 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root
4096 Jan  2  2010 3.002005

[root at mail 3.003001]# ls -l
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 27 05:52 updates_spamassassin_org
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2599 Aug 27 05:52

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