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From John Hardin <>
Subject Re: Undeliverable mails
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2008 17:06:08 GMT
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008, Obantec Support wrote:

> i looked over the above and my server seems to conform but it still scores 
> low on an example email.
> X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.4 (2008-01-01) on
> X-Spam-Level: ***
> X-Spam-Status: No, score=3.6 required=4.5 tests=ANY_BOUNCE_MESSAGE,AWL,
> BAYES_99,BOUNCE_MESSAGE autolearn=no version=3.2.4

VBOUNCE is not intended to mark bounces as spammy by itself, it's intended 
to _identify_ them. In your delivery chain post-SA you'd look for 
ANY_BOUNCE_MESSAGE in X-Spam-Status and then either deliver to a "bounces 
for review" folder, or drop the message.

You could, however, add a meta-rule that adds points for messages hitting 
both ANY_BOUNCE_MESSAGE and BAYES_99, if you trust your bayes. I'd say 
that's a pretty good indicator of a bounced spam.


   score  BOUNCED_SPAM  4.0

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