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Old 12-08-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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Amavis is blocking my own e-mails

My Amavis is blocking my outgoing mail:

Dec  8 10:50:22 mail amavis[8845]: (08845-01) Blocked SPAM, 
LOCAL [] [] 
<> -> <>, 
quarantine: b/spam-bpn+Pzr3WsMt.gz, 
Message-ID: <>,
mail_id: bpn+Pzr3WsMt, Hits: 9.254, size: 959, 3071 ms
Obviously, to prevent real spam I've obfuscated the real e-mail addresses.

Why is this happening? I'm guess it has something to do with the address? How can I keep that from happening?

These are the only configuration lines I've changed:
$final_virus_destiny      = D_DISCARD;  # (data not lost, see virus quarantine)
$final_banned_destiny     = D_DISCARD;   # D_REJECT when front-end MTA
$final_spam_destiny       = D_DISCARD;
$final_bad_header_destiny = D_PASS;     # False-positive prone (for spam)
and in the 50-user file:
@local_domains_acl = qw(.); 
$log_level = 1; 
$syslog_priority = 'info'; 
$sa_kill_level_deflt = 8.0; 
@local_domains_maps = ( [".$mydomain", ""] );
One more question: if I wanted spam to be sent to the user but just tagged as spam, would I just change $final_spam_destiny to D_PASS?

Old 12-08-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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To work out what is triggering amavis, you should post the headers from the email that will have the spamassassin tests that are being hit.

Easiest way to stop amavis from checking outgoing mail is to whitelist it, something like

read_hash(\%whitelist_sender, '/var/amavis/whitelist');

in amavisd.conf, then the file itself is just lines like


Edit - you could PASS it, but I'd up the kill level.

Last edited by billymayday; 12-08-2008 at 06:03 PM.
Old 12-08-2008, 06:19 PM   #3
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Thanks! That whitelist isn't a bad idea, but I'd like to see if there's another way.

Here's the headers:
Return-Path: <>
Delivered-To: spam-quarantine
X-Envelope-From: <>
X-Envelope-To: <>
X-Quarantine-ID: <bpn+Pzr3WsMt>
X-Spam-Flag: YES
X-Spam-Score: 9.254
X-Spam-Level: *********
X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=9.254 tag=2 tag2=6.31 kill=8
        tests=[ALL_TRUSTED=-1.44, PYZOR_CHECK=2.834, TVD_RCVD_IP=1.617,
        TVD_RCVD_IP4=3.344, TVD_SPACE_RATIO=2.899]
Received: from mail.domain.local ([])
        by localhost (mail.domain.local []) (amavisd-new, port 10024)
        with ESMTP id bpn+Pzr3WsMt for <>;
        Mon,  8 Dec 2008 10:50:19 -0700 (MST)
Received: from ( [])
        by (Postfix) with ESMTPA id 8560738372
        for <>; Mon,  8 Dec 2008 10:50:19 -0700 (MST)
Received: from (
        []) by (Horde Framework) with HTTP;
        Mon, 08 Dec 2008 10:49:55 -0700
Message-ID: <>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 10:49:55 -0700
From: Sean Phelps <>
Subject: asdf
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
User-Agent: Dynamic Internet Messaging Program (DIMP) H3 (1.1)



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