Daniel Staal DStaal at
Fri Feb 21 00:29:43 UTC 2014

I'm going to forward on what's probably a 'final disposition' post on this 
below.  Note the behavior of the BAYES_999 rule is going to change 
dramatically.  (It will be *in addition* to the BAYES_99 rule, instead of 
replacing it for messages with the appropriate bayes score.)

From: "Kevin A. McGrail" <KMcGrail at>
> As of about 10:30EST Tonight, I expect that versions 3.3.X will be able
> to use sa-update to receive an update that includes BAYES_99 as it used
> to exist + BAYES_999 which overlaps with BAYES_99 and adds 0.2 to the
> score.
> By about 4AM tomorrow, version 3.4.1 will have an update though likely no
> one can access that update.
> Tomorrow morning by about 10AM, I will update 3.4.0 manually to receive
> the 3.4.1 update.
> So as of ~1 hour past the times above based on the version in use to
> allow for DNS ttl and mirror updates, I would recommend people run
> sa-update and remove any manual edits for rules named BAYES_99 or
> BAYES_999.  If they have manual scoring for these, they will want to
> review those scores for their own installation.  BAYES_99 scores in the
> 3.75 range and BAYES_999 will score in the 0.25 range.  Anything outside
> of those scores should be done understanding your own Bayesian database.
> They can confirm they received the correct update if the rule score for
> BAYES_999 changes to 0.2, i.e. for a default path 3.4.0 installation:
> grep BAYES_999
> /var/lib/spamassassin/3.004000/updates_spamassassin_org/
> gives
> score BAYES_999 0  0  4.0    3.7
> Tomorrow, this should change to 0.2.
> regards,

More information about the NANOG mailing list