sa_mail_body_size_limit and SA scanning

Alex mysqlstudent at
Thu Sep 17 20:34:26 CEST 2015

Hi everyone,

I sent the message below a few days ago, and was still trying to
figure this out.

How does $sa_mail_body_size_limit work with respect to emails over the
specified size?

I'm trying to figure out why I'm seeing 4MB messages in my quarantine
when they're not really spam and hoped someone had some knowledge of
how this worked.


On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Alex <mysqlstudent at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a fedora22 system with amavisd-2.10.1 and spamassassin-3.4.1.
> I've set my $sa_mail_body_size_limit to 200*1024, or what I assume is
> 200k. I understand that messages beyond 200k are still partially
> scanned, so I'm a bit confused.
> What is the point of the setting if messages are scanned anyway? The
> documentation appears unclear.
> Thanks,
> Alex

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