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Re: sa-learn and modern spam sizes

From: Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Dec 20 2011 - 15:26:06 GMT

On 12/19/2011 4:03 AM, Jonas wrote:
>>> I've never seen spam larger than 3 MB.
>> which is much bigger than the 256 kB limit in sa-learn that the OP is having a
>> problem with.
> Indeed, of course I agree the avg. spam size is much much lower.
> But a lot of the "manual" spam, typically originating in asia where people send out spam through Hotmail/gmail can be 1-3MB in size. Most of these are electronics or textile oriented "business" offers.
> And my problem remains, our setup is based on MailScanner (a daemon like amavis-new) which doesn't use spamc/spamd so I'm unable to train my bayes on these 1MB+ size spams, which is a problem.
> So can I conclude that there's no real solution to this besides code change?
> Should I open a bug about it?

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