check Spam rules before install them

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Mon Jul 21 22:10:07 IST 2003

At 02:57 PM 7/21/2003 -0600, Kai Wang wrote:
>We just had a problem yesterday. We have 4 machines running MailScanner.
>We synchronize the spam rules among them. One of our administrator made
>a syntax error in the spam rules and it was installed to the four machines.
>All in the sudden, the 4 machines' MailScanner processes became defunct.
>It took me a while to figure the problem out. Could we have a syntax checker
>later to prevent this from happening?

I assume by "spam rule" you mean a SpamAssassin rule. If so, this is really
a SA issue, not a MailScanner issue.

However SpamAssassin has had a built-in syntax checker since 2.4x, you just
need to bother to use it.

spamassassin --lint

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