Strange Spamassassin scores

Simon Brereton simon.brereton at
Fri May 18 21:23:07 CEST 2012

On 18 May 2012 15:11, Mark Martinec <Mark.Martinec+amavis at> wrote:
> Simon,
>> I use log-watch to summarize my postfix and amavis log on a daily basis.
>> The amavis one is never and issue but the postfix one occasionally
>> triggers spamassassin and so amavis flags it (never higher enough to
>> outright discard it.
>> For example, this morning..
> [...]
>> SPAM-TAG, <root at> -> <postmaster at>, Yes, score=5.365
>> tagged_above=-9999 required=4 tests=[BAYES_00=-1.9, DRUGS_ERECTILE=1.994,
>> NORMAL_HTTP_TO_IP=0.001, NO_RELAYS=-0.001, SPOOF_COM2COM=2.048,
>> SPOOF_COM2OTH=2.723, URI_NOVOWEL=0.5] autolearn=no
>> Now, I see nothing in the mail about erectile drugs, so I'm confused why
>> that one is there.  Also the spoofing seems strange.
>> Both mails are injected with:
>> cat postfix.logwatch | /usr/sbin/sendmail -t  postmaster at
>> So, if that were responsible for the spoofing, I'd expect to see it on
>> both.
>> The spam-tag for the amavis mail for example is:
>> May 18 06:26:12 mail amavisd-new[5072]: (05072-04) SPAM-TAG,
>> <root at> -> <postmaster at>, No, score=-0.777
>> tagged_above=-9999 required=4 tests=[BAYES_00=-1.9, FILL_THIS_FORM=0.001,
>> NORMAL_HTTP_TO_IP=0.001, NO_RELAYS=-0.001, URI_HEX=1.122] autolearn=no
>> Why is my very boring log-file analysis triggering SA test for drugs and
>> spoofing? :)
> Log files (from a web server or alike) often contain domain names
> which are otherwise indicative of spam, so mailing log files with
> URLs or domain names is likely to cause false positives.
> You either need to whitelist your source of such mail messages, or
> scramble their contents, e.g. by ziping attachments and encrypting
> them with some trivial password.

Which reminds me of the other question I meant to include in that first email..

How can I get injected mails to be added to the autolearn function?
These mails go out daily, so it would be nice for amavis to start
tagging them automatically as ham.


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