restart after spam.assassin.prefs.con edits?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Feb 10 17:08:51 GMT 2004

At 16:39 10/02/2004, you wrote:
>Does MailScanner need to be restarted after edits to this file. For
>that matter, are there any files which can be edited that do not
>require MailScanner to be restarted?

A "reload" will do. If the "ps ax" command lists all the MailScanner
processes as having parent PID of, say, 1234, then type this:
         kill -HUP -1234
as that will force all the  child processes to restart and re-read their

If you don't want to do that, then the child processes restart themselves
every 4 hours by default (see "Restart Every" in MailScanner.conf) at which
point they will re-read their configuration anyway.

A few advanced SpamAssassin configuration options actually require a full
restart of MailScanner, but that's pretty rare.

>Craig Daters (craig at
>Graphic Designer / Systems Administrator
>West Press Printing & Copying
>1663 West Grant Road
>Tucson, Arizona 85745-1433
>Tel: 520-624-4939
>Fax: 520-624-2715
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>dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
>believed to be clean.
>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support.

Julian Field
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