Subject: problems with new spamassassin 3.1.1 and spamass-milter 0.3.0
To: None <>
From: Carl Brewer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/16/2006 14:57:00
If you're running sendmail and spamass-milter 0.3.0 with
spamassassin 3.1.1, you may need to be aware of the following :

Excerpt from my discussion on the spamassassin mailing list.

(Theo Van Dinter) :
 > The problem is caused by a specific feature that was added into
 > SpamAssassin in 3.1.1 -- namely that we'll use the same line endings 
that the
 > original message uses (LF vs CRLF).  spamass-milter relied on the 
 > behavior (always use LF), which happened to work well with what libmilter
 > expected.
 > So in this case, I would expect the spamass-milter code to be modified
 > to take into account that line endings could either be CRLF (3.1.1 and
 > beyond) or LF (3.1.0 and previous).
 > (alternately, libmilter could be modified to handle either LF or 
CRLF, which
 > would probably be easier to code, but harder to get that API changed...)

The spamassassin people suggest that they are now doing the right thing,
and that spamass-milter needs to change to deal with this on UNIX
systems so it feeds limbilter the right characters to prevent
the headers getting broken up and leaking.

I've send a headsup to the spamass-milter list, but this may bite
someone here before that gets fixed?  A workaround is to add -M to
the spamass-milter startup, which tells it not to add any