[Mimedefang] spam_assassin_check randomly returns zero points and blank names

Cliff Hayes chayes at afo.net
Thu May 22 00:53:03 EDT 2014

Good idea ... thanks ... I did as you suggested and created an always 
hit rule ... I'll monitor that.
But I don't think the messages are missing all tests because the way I 
found out about this was I was sending test emails to test a list server 
and I noticed the same test message would sail right through the filter 
with zero score one time, and the next time with a bunch of tests.
Per your request here is the filter statement:  ($hits, $req, $names, 
$report) = spam_assassin_check();
I know the statement is being run because I added enough debug 
statements in and around it to be confident.

On 5/21/2014 8:29 AM, David F. Skoll wrote:
> On Wed, 21 May 2014 01:07:53 -0500
> Cliff Hayes <chayes at afo.net> wrote:
>> I don't know how long this has been going on but I just noticed that
>> about 1% of emails going through our system are being assigned zero
>> points/hits and blank tests/names.
> Maybe those message actually don't hit any tests?
>> I don't know how to troubleshoot this?  Where should I start?
> Please post your filter or at least the relevant part that calls
> SpamAssassin.  Another thing to try is to make a test that *always* hits.
> Maybe something like:
> header ALWAYS_HIT Subject =~ /.?/
> describe ALWAYS_HIT A rule that always hits
> score ALWAYS_HIT 0.00001
> Then make sure that you always see ALWAYS_HIT in the results.
> Regards,
> David.
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