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Re: spamc not scanning file, spamassassin command ok

From: <a.smith_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 25 2010 - 17:22:45 GMT
To: Karsten Bräckelmann <>

Quoting Karsten Bräckelmann <>:

> That would specifically include my name, I guess. ;) Good additional
> search terms would include size, limit, threshold and of course spamc.
> Time range should be the last couple months, maybe half a year.
> Since this topic appears to come up more often recently, maybe I should
> spend some time on re-writing all the stuff in a few list posts into a
> single page on our wiki. *sigh*

In case its of interested to the list, the spam in question gets very
high spamassassin rating of 15.3 but was passing by the scanner on the
size limit. The attachment is a JPG of 600k which is a scan of a scam
letter about bank transfers etc with south africa. It does not seem to
contain any virus (shows as clean with Clam AV and Microsoft SE) so
inst blocked on this.
Looks a bit like they stuck the JPG in just to get past this type of
spam scan size limit...

ta Andy.