Banned files are being quarantined, spam isn't

Benedict White Benedict.White at
Sat Aug 10 13:03:38 CEST 2013

>>>> I have the following set for the policy row in the policy sql table:
>>>> spam_tag_level  1
>>>> spam_tag2_level 6.31
>>>> spam_tag3_level 8
>>>> spam_kill_level 10
>>>> spam_dsn_cutoff_level 12
>>>> spam_quarantine_cutoff_level 20
>>>> What do I need to do to get seriously spammy emails into quarantine?
>>> set spam_quarantine_cutoff_level to undef; Your setting says don't quarantine any spam over 20.
>> I've tried undef;  in the amavisd.conf and a null value in the SQL 
>> database (it's a float), but the mail still goes through rather than 
>> being quarantined though it does get it's subject line changed in accordance with the policy in the policy table.

>What about $spam_quarantine_method?  There are several parameters that control the quarantine, you might check the docs or the amavisd.conf-sample file.

grep quarantine /etc/amavisd/amavisd.conf returns: 

$sa_quarantine_cutoff_level = undef; # spam level beyond which quarantine is off
$mailfrom_to_quarantine = ''; # null return path; uses original sender if undef
$virus_quarantine_method        = 'sql:';
$spam_quarantine_method         = 'sql:';
$banned_files_quarantine_method = 'sql:'; #Changed to non SQL for testing:
$bad_header_quarantine_method   = 'sql:';

(Lines beginning with # have been removed)

Banned files get blocked and end up in quarantine, spams still get through although they do get marked
With the relevant spam headers and the subject line is chaned.

Kind regards

Benedict White

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