Thursday

SpamAssassin Rule: FH_DATE_PAST_20XX

Fix: FH_DATE_PAST_20XX The date is grossly in the future

Currently I am running a mail server running Hmail. I've got SpamAssassin running to eliminate spam. But most clean mails that gets delivered has the SPAM tag attached to the subject.

I see the report in the body of the mail.
"3.4 FH_DATE_PAST_20XX The date is grossly in the future"

I checked my mail server date settings and made sure the date is synced with a time server.
But I was still getting clean mails with the Subject having "*****SPAM****"
This sometimes means the mail is unreadable or filled with gibberish.

Then I noticed the "FH_DATE_PAST_20XX" seems to be the culprit. Now here what I did to solve it.

1. Edited the local.cf file. This file can be found in (Installation location)/etc/spamassassin/local.cf

2. Edited the (installation location)/share/spamassassin/72_active.cf file

3. Ran the sa-update


And this has solved the problem.

2 comments:

hiFive said...

Hi, may i know what is the value added/modified for the two files above?

I am using hmailserver+spamassassin also.

Thanks.
Fulin.

Ben Akhigbe said...

Fulin,
Did you mean dates added/modified?