Integrating with SpamAssassin on a RaQ

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Dec 30 12:43:59 GMT 2002

At 00:07 30/12/2002, you wrote:
>I now have MailScanner scanning for viruses fine on my Cobalt RaQ 4.
>I wanted to add SpamAssassin support so did the following:
>1. Installed additional perl modules Time::HiRes, File::Spec, HTML::Parser
>and Pod::Usage
>2. Downloaded and untarred SpamAssassin 2.43
>3. perl Makefile.PL
>4. make
>5. make test
>6. make install
>Up to this point no errors had occurred and the install appeared to go fine.
>7. Changed "Use SpamAssassin" in etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf to yes
>8. Restarted MailScanner
>I then sent a deliberate spam message full of lots of spammy phrases which
>would have resulted in a score of around 10 to myself and a friend. The
>email went through without the spam being detected.

Did you have anything like the "auto whitelist" feature enabled? If so,
switch it off. It is also possible that you have your own local host in the
/etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules file which is disabling the
spam report.

Switch on the option
Always Include SpamAssassin Report = yes
and see what the header says.
Julian Field
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