Amavis Spamassasin and Postfix Problem

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by bschultz, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. bschultz

    bschultz Member

    I used the Debian Virtual User howto for this server. I'm getting LOTS of spam that's tagged as a negative score with X-Spam-Score in the header....and a LOT with a scored well below +3.

    I've run sa-learn (as root) with 1800 spam mails in the junk folder...and over 2000 ham messages in all of my imap folders. Still, I get the same types of emails that have been "learned" as spam that still pass as clean.

    How can I test to see if amavis and spamassasin are running properly...and can you run sa-learn as root?

    Thanks...let me know whatever config settings you need.

    Here's one header and content...which should easily be tagged as spam...that wasn't:
    Return-Path: <[email protected]>
    X-Original-To: [email protected]
    Delivered-To: [email protected]
    Received: from localhost (localhost [])
    by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 5DF9138842B4
    for <[email protected]>; Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:18:20 -0600 (CST)
    X-Virus-Scanned: Debian amavisd-new at
    X-Spam-Flag: NO
    X-Spam-Score: 0.928
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.928 tagged_above=-100 required=3.2
    tests=[BAYES_05=-0.3, RDNS_NONE=1.228] autolearn=no
    Received: from ([])
    by localhost ( []) (amavisd-new, port 10024)
    with ESMTP id zRHGiH-K-Z-S for <[email protected]>;
    Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:18:20 -0600 (CST)
    Received: from (unknown [])
    by (Postfix) with ESMTP id E09D13883DF8
    for <[email protected]>; Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:18:19 -0600 (CST)
    Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:13:57 -0700
    Content-Type: text/plain
    From: "Auto Clearance 2014" <[email protected]>
    To: <[email protected]>
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Ext: 72339901028612
    Subject: MUST READ: 2014 Vehicles Below KelleyBlueBook Value* RT#1028612
    Message-ID: <>

    Content of message here:

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    Get up to 50% OFF MSRP on 2013/2014 Vehicles in your Area.

    >>> Select Vehicle Make/Model

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    These deals wont last, so please hurry: Expires 11/10/14*

    Date: 11/04/14
    Status: Active


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