Remote SpamAssassin Low/Med/High Weight Recommendations
Question asked by Scott Hendrickson - January 20, 2016 at 6:26 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for the low, medium, and high weight values for remote spam assassin?  I'm using SpamAssassin in a Box, and I find that the total SA score SmarterMail adds does NOT match any of the three weights.  Instead it seems to be based on the raw score returned by SA.  However I can't figure what SmarterMail is doing with the SA raw score to come up with the number it eventually adds to the spam total, so I have no real idea what to put for the weights.
Any help here would me most appreciated. 
Scott Hendrickson
SOS4Net, Inc.
Centennial, CO. U.S.A.

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I just installed SpamAssassin in a Box also. Having the exact same issue. Can anyone comment on this?
  Same here, I cannot figure out how SmarterMail determines if SpamAssassin score is Low, Medium or High, it seems most of the spam getting through it scores as low!
SpamAssassin 29 [raw: 14]
  What is the difference between the first score and second score, I've seen raw: 19 and SmarterMail scores that as low, so changes it to 10 points as that is what I have for the Low score, I believe that value is the default.
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We are given only a single weighted score from SpamAssassin and a threshold value.  We calculate the score by taking the given score divided by the given threshold and multiply that by the LOW spam score set within SmarterMail.  (SA.score / SA.threshold) * SM.lowWeight.  It currently does nothing the med or high weights.
Robert Emmett
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
  How did this score negative?
X-SmarterMail-Spam: SPF_None, Reverse DNS Lookup, Bayesian Filtering, ISpamAssassin 0 [raw: 0], SpamAssassin 6 [raw: 2], DK_None, DKIM_None, Custom Rules [], UCEProtect Level 1, UCEProtect Level 2, URIBL - White:1
X-SmarterMail-SpamDetail: SPAMD/1.1 0 EX_OK
X-SmarterMail-SpamDetail: Spam: False ; 2.0 / 5.0
X-SmarterMail-TotalSpamWeight: -13
SPF = 0
RDNS = +2
Bay = +3
SA = ?
DK* = 0
CR = 0
UL1 = +4
UL2 = +2
UW = -2
Low SA = 15

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