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I updated my /etc/spamassassin/local.cf spamassassin file to update some score rules. However, even after restarting spamassassin (via service), the new score are not shown in spam emails. In fact, nothing in that file seem to influence how spamassassin work.

I use exim as my MTA but that should not matter. All packages were installed via apt-get and are at the latest version for 14.04.

For example, I have this:

score HTML_MESSAGE 2.0

define in /etc/spamassassin/local.cf. I restarted both exim and spamassassin. Then got yet another spam with this:

0.0 HTML_MESSAGE           BODY: HTML included in message

In the X-Spam-Report field.

What is going on?

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