[Mimedefang] Mimederfang not running all Spamassassin tests

Chris Sanburn csanburn at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 12:37:30 EDT 2008

I thought I still had problems but it turns out the spammers found a
way to sneak around getting their email scored at all. Two emails I
was testing with, one for ACAI BERRY and another for investing, both
had attachments that caused the email size to be 105k to 174k. And
mimedefang-filter was only scanning emails <100k. For now I've just
set it to scan emails <200k. Hopefullly this won't cause performance
All tests do appearing to be running now! Thanks again for everyones help!


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Chris Sanburn <csanburn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ok, had several great suggestions that I was hopeful would help but
>> things still aren't working.
>> I added
>> $SALocalTestsOnly = 0;
>> to my /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter file and tested but still I found
>> that mimedefang wasn't running all tests. Also went to the filter_end
>> section and added a link right to my rules file with the same lack of
>> results.
>> If I knew more about perl I'd try to add some debugging lines to
>> /usr/local/bin/mimedefang.pl to see what's going on.
>> I did go in and change mimedefang.pl to set SALocalTestsOnly to 0,
>> regardless of the value set in mimedefang-filter but that was no help.
>> Yes, I am reloading with /etc/init.d/mimedefang reload
>> Actually the server was even rebooted earlier so I know all changes
>> are actually in place.
>> Any other ideas for tracking down the problem?
> Well I seem to have fixed the problem, or at least part of it.
> Mimedefang runs as user 'defang' on my system and I had to do a chmod
> u+x .spamassassin in the /home/defang folder to allow the defang user
> permission to the files in there.
> I discovered this when I did
> su -- defang
> spamassassin < testmsg
> and noted the permission errors that were returned immediately. Since
> correcting that I'm now seeing the BAYES_xx items listed now, where
> they weren't before.
> I'm going to do some more testing to make sure my other rules are
> being ran but I wanted to report on this and thank everyone for their
> help so far!
> -Chris

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