Couple simple questions

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed May 21 12:05:18 IST 2003

And the answer to your second question is
/etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf. Read
         man Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf
for more info of what you can put in there.

At 00:00 21/05/2003, you wrote:
>I think the answer to your first question is the 'Always Include
>SpamAssassin Report = ' option in MailScanner.conf
>-----Original Message-----
>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
>Of Kevin Miller
>Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:47 PM
>Subject: Couple simple questions
>I'm just getting started w/MailScanner, so am a bit fuzzy on some of the
>finer points so thought I'd ask.
>First, I'm running MailScanner with SpamAssassin 2.53 & sendmail on a Linux
>box.  Clean mail is relayed to the intended target on our enternal mail
>server (MS Exchange) and spam is forwarded to a particular recipient on the
>Exchange server.  When some spam slips through, I'll check the headers to
>see what the score is, and what tests were run.  As it turns out, if the
>message is clean the tests and score aren't added in the headers.  Can this
>be turned on so scores and tests are always displayed?
>Also, if I want to add tests to SA or wiggle the scores so that some tests
>are higher (such as white space in the subject: SUBJ_HAS_SPACES) I'm not
>sure where to do that.  I believe a stock SA install would dictate to put
>them in the /etc/mail/spamassassin/ file, however the
>/etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.pref.conf seems to be a candidate too.  So
>where is the appropriate place to add tests or score adjustments?  Since
>this is a relay/gateway server, there aren't home directories for individual
>pref files - all the mail is shlepped right on through.
>I probably have other questions too, but they escape me at the moment.
>Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
>CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Administrator, Mail
>155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
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