SpamAssassin Config files

Jim Dickenson dickenson at CFMC.COM
Thu Oct 2 00:34:56 IST 2003

Thanks for the explanation.
Jim Dickenson
mailto:dickenson at

Computers for Marketing Corporation

> From: Matt Kettler <mkettler at EVI-INC.COM>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:35:10 -0400
> Subject: Re: SpamAssassin Config files
> At 11:57 AM 10/1/2003, Jim Dickenson wrote:
>> Can someone please explain, or point me to an explanation, about how SA gets
>> configured when run via MS?
> Under mailscanner SA always is run as a single user, so there's only one
> single configuration for SA when run under mailscaner. There are no
> per-user configfiles at all, so there are no equivalents to the
> '<username>.prefs' files of your old system.
> Under mailscanner SA loads configfiles as follows:
> It loads your /usr/share/spamassassin/*.cf files normally
> It loads your normally.
> The user_prefs file is replaced with spam.assasssin.prefs.conf.
> All bayes and AWL (if you use the awl) state data is stored in the
> "SpamAssassin User State Dir", instead of in ~/.spamassassin/.
> However there is only ONE user, no matter who the email is sent to, all
> email processed against a single bayes database, a single AWL database, and
> a single prefs file.

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