SpamAssassin Not Blocking E-mails

I have two e-mail addresses blacklisted at the NodeWorx SpamAssassin level but I’m still getting e-mail from them. What gives?

Is the message tagged as spam? Take a look in the mail headers (e.g, view the raw source of the email) and see what the X-Spam-Status header says. For example:

X-Spam-Status: No, score=-102.2 required=5.0 tests=AWL,BAYES_00,NO_RELAYS,
USER_IN_WHITELIST autolearn=ham version=3.1.0

That’ll tell you the final SpamAssassin score and the tests used to determine that score.


I think i’ve had problems with that, just block at SMTP level. Makes more sense that way why let it get into your system and go through a spam scan when qmail can kill it before it gets on your server.

MTA Level E-mail Address Blacklist: on /nodeworx/mail.php?mode=mta

Good idea, Justec. Thanks.


There was no data. That’s probably why they were getting through. But, I’ll do what Justec recommends and see how that goes.