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    Default Question on spam/junk scores

    I understand where I can set/modify the spam and junk percentages in the global settings of the Admin UI. I was wondering though, when a message comes in and gets put in the inbox or junk folders, does the percentage show in the header anywhere?

    For example, a piece of mail doesn't flag as junk and gets delivered into my inbox. I might want to lower the global junk settings to catch that type of mail next time. But how do I know what percentage the mail got?

    Right now my settings are 66/33.

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    Yes, the Spamassassin score is displayed in the header as X-Spam...

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    So when that piece of the header says:

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    X-Spam-Flag: NO
    X-Spam-Score: 4.873
    X-Spam-Level: ****
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=4.873 tagged_above=-10 required=6.6 tests=[AWL=3.314,
    	BAYES_50=0.001, HTML_MESSAGE=0.001, MIME_HTML_ONLY=1.457,
    	RDNS_NONE=0.1]
    When it says "required=6.6", does that refer to my spam percentage being 66?

    Another user has this in a header:

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    X-Spam-Flag: YES
    X-Spam-Score: 11.78
    X-Spam-Level: ***********
    X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=11.78 tagged_above=-10 required=6.6
    	tests=[BAYES_99=3.5, HTML_IMAGE_RATIO_02=0.383, HTML_MESSAGE=0.001,
    	MIME_HTML_MOSTLY=0.001, MPART_ALT_DIFF=0.739, PYZOR_CHECK=3.7,
    	URIBL_BLACK=1.955, URIBL_JP_SURBL=1.501]
    If I understand this one right, should it have not been delivered at all since it tripped the spam flag to "yes". Or am I reading something wrong?

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    Yes, it should have.

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    Ugh...great. Any ideas what could've gone wrong to let it get delivered anyway? At least it went to her junk folder, but it shouldn't have gotten through at all.

    On my examples, does the "required=6.6" refer to the spam percentage of 66 in my Admin interface?

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    No, it should be delivered, to the Junk folder. You have to set the kill level to not deliver it at all.

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    Right...our kill percent is 66 and tag is set at 33. So how does that translate to what I'm reading in the headers?

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