Amavis doesn't mark mail as spam, and doesn't set spam headers

chaouche yacine yacinechaouche at
Fri Dec 1 07:53:39 CET 2017

Hello Alxander,
This log entry seems to show that spam checking was done : 
Nov 28 16:33:16 messagerie amavis[46130]: (46130-07) Passed SPAMMY {RelayedOpenRelay}, []:53783 [] <bounce-3308-19491836-3512-248 at> -> <a.chaouche at mydomain.tld>, Queue-ID: 738D73A80088, Message-ID: <bf680addabf683575f7cc153be8a9094 at>, mail_id: lBrIu_4QeHCa, Hits: 11.386, size: 46197, queued_as: 6609E3A8008E, 736 ms
And here is 15-content_filter_mode
root at messagerie[] /etc/amavis/conf.d # removeblanks 15-content_filter_mode
use strict;
@bypass_virus_checks_maps = (
   \%bypass_virus_checks, \@bypass_virus_checks_acl, \$bypass_virus_checks_re);
@bypass_spam_checks_maps = (
   \%bypass_spam_checks, \@bypass_spam_checks_acl, \$bypass_spam_checks_re);
1;  # ensure a defined return
root at messagerie[] /etc/amavis/conf.d #

Should they be commented out ? 

Also, both spamd and amavis are running : 

root at messagerie[] ~ # pgrep -a amavis
24785 /usr/bin/perl -T /usr/sbin/amavis-mc
root at messagerie[] ~ # pgrep -a spamd
5575 /usr/sbin/spamd -d --pidfile=/var/run/ --create-prefs --max-children 5 --helper-home-dir
5583 spamd child
5584 spamd child
root at messagerie[] ~ #


    On Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:44 PM, Alexander Wirt <formorer at> wrote:

 On Thu, 30 Nov 2017, chaouche yacine wrote:

> Dear list,
> I received an email for raybans, which was 300% spam (14.0 score, threshold set at 5.0), and it didn't get marked by amavis.
>From the debian package README:

Antivirus and spam-checking

amavisd-new does not depend on any antivirus, so antivirus checking is not
enabled by default. It also does not depend on spamassassin, so spam checking
is not enabled by default. They are turned off in
/usr/share/amavis/conf.d/20-package. To enable them, edit


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