[Mimedefang] spam_assassin_check randomly returns zero points and blank names

Cliff Hayes chayes at afo.net
Thu May 22 01:16:19 EDT 2014

Here are the results of your suggested alwaysHit rule:
I sent the same test message from a list server several times through 
our five mx servers.
Four of the five had these results:
One had just the alwaysHit result.
So I now believe the problem is limited to one server but they all have 
identical sendmail/mimedefang/spamassassin setups.
And the one server has normal hits, tests and scores for regular email 
traffic processed before and after the test email.

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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