Running SpamAssassin as a specific user?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sat May 3 21:15:14 IST 2003

At 20:59 03/05/2003, you wrote:
>On Sat, 3 May 2003, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > > I'd like to call spamassassin from within MailScanner but have it run
> as a
> > > specific user ie "gerry".  Is that possible?
> >
> > Why you wanna do that ?
> >
> > Bye,
> > Raymond.
>I had built up quite a Bayes history running spamassassin separate from
>MailScanner as user gerry.  I wanted to be able to continue using that
>history but I'm not sure how to when calls are made to spamassassin from
>within MailScanner.
>On a separate topic...
>I have never seen a mention of DCC in the spamassassin scores when
>spamassassin is called from within MailScanner.  I see those scores a lot
>when spamassassin is called outside of MailScanner.

If you look in spam.assassin.prefs.conf you will find the DCC rules are set
to 0. I did this for a previous version of SpamAssassin where this was a
problem, but never removed it for some reason.
Julian Field
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