Spamassassin and Bayes files

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Feb 18 19:05:16 GMT 2004

At 17:31 18/02/2004, you wrote:
>Peter Bonivart wrote on         Tue, 17 Feb 2004 20:02:50 +0100:
> > I think it's best to rename /etc/mail/spamassassin/ and then
> > create a symlink pointing to spam.assassin.prefs.conf. Then you will
> > always use the same config and you don't have to bother with adding -p
> > to all commands.
> >
>Well, this means, this customized file would get overwritten each time I
>upgrade MailScanner, or not? We have been using SA much longer than
>MailScanner, so I prefer to configure and maintain SA at the location it
>used to be all the time. This way I can also easily switch to the other
>anti-spam solution we have.
>I simply changed the path to that file in MailScanner.conf and there
>aren't any problems. I checked the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file whether
>we need anything from it and decided we only need the Ignore-Header stuff,
>nothing else. I don't know what you mean with the -p switch.
>Of course, this still means we have to change the path each time we
>upgrade MailScanner or does it leave it's config directory untouched when
>upgrading? (This is our very first MailScanner installation.)

It won't touch a modified config file (or
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