local.cf or spamassassin.prefs.conf?

Martin Sapsed m.sapsed at BANGOR.AC.UK
Wed Jul 16 09:06:08 IST 2003

Daniel Tan wrote:
>         i am trying to create my own rules to prohibit spam mails. As
> 20_porn.cf file in /usr/share/spamassassin advice not to edit that file. so
> currently i have 2 entries in spamassassin.prefs.conf  in /etc/MailScanner
> to do the job nicely for me. But 20_porn.cf file advice to put my local
> rules in /etc/mail/spamassassin...tried that but did not work whereas
> putting the same rules in spamassassin.prefs.conf works! i am thinking of
> using local.cf file as it is empty whereas spamassassin.prefs.conf file has
> some settings already in there...

Received wisdom on the list is to make local.cf a symbolic link to
spamassassin.prefs.conf - that way, any alterations affect both
MailScanner's use of SpamAssassin and use of spamassassin on its own.

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Martin Sapsed
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