Questions Re: Spamassassin and Mailscanner

Julian Field jkf at
Sun Mar 24 13:12:30 GMT 2002

At 00:38 14/03/2002, you wrote:
>Mailscanner seems to help with spam quite a bit, but with spamassassin it
>works great. Im running 2.1 of spamassassin and latest mailscanner, my
>question to you is, Which config file do we use for spamassassin? i see
>one in /root/.spamassassin/user_prefs and also in

It will use both of those. As MailScanner is run as root (with sendmail),
SpamAssassin is also run as root.
I put the threshold values in both of those files too :-)
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
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