[GRLUG] Amavis question

Jeff DeFouw mrj at plorb.com
Mon May 14 12:05:03 EDT 2012

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 09:23:13AM -0500, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> Here's an interesting situation:
> Need to receive emails from a remote system, and have in the past. the IP
> is listed in access.db:
> access:    OK
> Binary file access.db matches
> The IP does not show up in any RBLs [per mxtoolbox], ..
> An email from the IP, however, is rejected by Amavis:
> May 13 21:57:25 mx1 amavis[26798]: (26798-09) Blocked SPAM,
> [] []
> <root at adsl-68-89-154-121.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net> -> <lvl at omnitec.net>,
> quarantine: spam-NwWRu2BoxWNk.gz, Message-ID:
> <20120514025705.C117AC525B9 at adsl-68-89-154-121.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net>,
> mail_id: NwWRu2BoxWNk, Hits: 9.783, 3849 ms
> Any thought on why Amavis would reject the email, even though it is
> whitelisted and not on a RBL we use?

The "Hits: 9.783" sounds like the spam detector thinks it's spam.  If 
you have a spam quarantine directory, you can inspect the message there.  
I haven't configured amavis in a long time, but I remember it having 
separate whitelists for spam-related functions.

Jeff DeFouw <mrj at plorb.com>

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